AMAA runs Boston!

AMAA runs Boston!

Dave Watt

Hydration in a marathon. That certainly was topic #1 for all runners, not just the AMAA runners. Two days prior to the Boston Marathon[R], AMAA symposium attendees heard prominent panelists present findings on triggers for hyponatremia during events such as marathons. When marathon Monday arrived, seasonally warm (“hot” say the runners) weather prevailed and staying hydrated became a significant issue. It was reported that incidents of near-fatal hyponatremia did occur, with some cases not presenting until post-race (a future AMAA Journal will address these findings).

The Boston Athletic Association reported that this year’s marathon participants ran in the hottest temperatures since 1987. That particularly warm day is still a recent memory for me as that was one of my official trips to run the Boston Marathon[R]. I learned first-hand that sunscreen on your neck and backside are essential for “survival” on a warm, sunny marathon day. In 2004, despite excessively high temperatures, AMAA members still managed to reach the finish line, although many reported that they had “disappointing finish times.” We’re just glad they survived the heat!

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We applaud everyone who officially–and unofficially–completed the 108th Boston Marathon[R]. Special congratulations to AMAA Board member Mark Courtney who joined the prestigious “25 consecutive Boston Marathon Club.” Mark was also our first finisher (again) in 2004.

We hope to see you in April 2005 on a much cooler day!

(The following list includes official chip times of members who ran with

AMAA numbers, as well as people who attended the symposium and ran with

their own qualifying numbers. We apologize in advance for anyone who has

been omitted from the list. Times were taken from the B.A.A. Web site.)

FIRST LAST FINISH

NAME NAME TIME

Bob Ajello 5:06:30

Larry Armstrong 4:22:20

Victor Arroyo 5:17:10

William Bachica 4:58:53

Michael Beehner 5:44:47

Kathleen Biggins 4:40:39

Brenda Biggins 4:40:39

Robert Boyd 5:22:54

Fred Brennan, Jr. 5:58:00

Barbara Burger 5:10:24

Mary Cady 5:24:56

Dana Caledonia 4:35:00

Jerry Caruso 4:03:19

Margaret Cawkwell 4:09:17

Firas Chazli 4:33:57

Moses Christian 5:58:00

Charles Clark 5:25:05

Nicole Clark 3:10:44

Sam Clark 5:01:00

Steven Coffman 4:15:40

Gary Coleman 4:49:23

Christopher Coleman 5:36:04

Ruben Contreras 3:42:27

Peter Cook, Jr. 5:24:42

Edwin Cook 3:31:50

Richard Cooper 4:19:45

Craig Cornwall 3:42:59

S. Mark Courtney 2:55:12

Israel Coutin 6:15:00

Gerry Craigen 4:20:08

Patrick Davis 4:08:06

Barry Davis 6:11:28

Andrea Dayko 5:37:50

John delCharco 4:43:20

Larry DeNino 4:55:36

Michael Doherty 5:19:38

Steve Donchey 4:19:35

Robert Donnelly 4:55:51

David Dozier 4:59:21

Gregory Dowbak 5:27:11

Peter Dubbeld 4:35:46

Ronald Dubin 5:52:10

Imme Dyson 5:25:52

Ron Eaker 4:46:16

John Eichelberger 4:01:51

Mark Elderbrock 3:51:40

Scott Erickson 4:08:54

Rebecca Estes 5:43:52

Mark Evans 5:23:24

John Ferguson 3:11:41

Cathy Fieseler 4:47:58

Eric Flint 4:36:25

Jay Foonberg 5:50:12

Gary Forcier 4:57:39

Martin Fritzhand 3:38:29

Wade Gaasch 4:01:06

Barbara Geater 5:52:55

John Genrich 5:40:00

Daniel German 3:57:57

John Gerrein 4:47:47

Eric Gierke 3:46:00

Megan Greco 4:33:39

Thomas Gross 3:54:43

James Grua 4:32:08

Steven Grufferman 3:55:15

David Guillaume 5:01:36

Theresa Guise 4:23:42

Steve Hadzima 4:29:04

Thomas Hallee 7:07:17

Jack Hasson 4:32:08

David Hays 4:53:30

George Henry 4:39:28

Tom Holland 3:27:51

Bonnie Hooper 5:19:45

William Hooper 5:19:45

Douglas Husmann 4:38:35

Anthony Jackson 4:44:53

Richard Jacques 4:20:01

Robert Janigian 4:43:27

Patrick Jenkins, Jr. 3:51:44

Michael Johnstone 4:27:05

Jennifer Jones 5:20:56

Brad Jones 5:09:30

Paul Kalkut 4:49:38

Martin Kaplan 5:14:04

Allan Katz 4:07:09

Dennis Keating 5:17:51

Jack Kelly 5:34:02

Pamela Kennedy 4:20:02

A Paul King 5:09:39

Erica Klaus 4:53:55

Gary Knackmuhs 4:04:01

Mike Krahn 4:53:15

Allen Kuhn 3:46:14

Judith Lacourse 5:17:18

James LaManna 5:30:46

John LaManna, Jr. 6:29:40

Lucy Larson 5:34:49

J. Mark Lawson 4:25:01

Raymond Lee 4:56:37

Lloyd Lense 4:09:00

John Levey 3:44:03

Paul Levy 5:49:58

William Lewis 4:24:16

Brian Loeppky 4:31:28

Susan Love 5:41:35

Andrew Lovy 6:54:57

Ronald Marianetti 5:55:18

Franklin Mason 5:13:00

Dennis Mayeaux 4:29:04

James McCallum 5:48:48

George McKnight 5:05:16

Laura Ment 5:47:03

George Merritt 5:33:26

Elizabeth Miller 4:11:44

Stephen Milt 4:56:05

Michele Morris 4:15:00

Steve Morrow 6:32:05

Joseph Moyer 5:46:16

Brian Nash 3:58:46

Robert Niedbala 4:15:58

Frank Ognibene 5:02:23

James Olney 4:29:14

Kristian Olson 4:12:30

Patrick O’Toole 4:46:34

Samuel Paris 5:47:38

Paul Paterson 4:18:15

Dominador Perido, Jr. 5:52:00

Neal Perlmutter 4:45:59

Scott Phillips 3:32:53

Lynn Pitson 3:39:20

Gary Price 6:08:00

Chris Prior 4:25:52

James Puklin 5:33:26

John Purcell 4:29:30

David Reichwage 4:10:36

Gina Reilly 5:31:26

Andrew Riemer 3:34:50

Joseph Riggio 4:09:44

Elizabeth Riggs 4:04:14

Leonard Rodin 4:09:57

Jonathan Russo 4:47:41

Ralph Rydell 4:14:10

Anthony Scarcella 5:22:08

Scott Schafer 3:46:08

Walter Schrading 3:54:26

Martin Schear 5:20:48

Susan Schear 5:58:00

Herbert Scherzer 3:46:01

Edward Schulte 4:36:09

William Schwartz 5:43:42

Allan Shustack 5:11:26

Jaye Shyken 6:03:11

Scott Silvestry 4:25:14

Thomas Sinsky 3:41:27

Christine Sinsky 3:58:36

Howard Sklarek 3:50:01

Frank Slachman 4:48:51

Jerry Smith 4:47:05

Nancy Smith 4:12:00

Sulpicio Soriano 4:58:34

Joseph Stavas 3:57:37

Keith Stephenson 4:17:55

Mike Tonti 4:36:16

M. James Torrence 4:55:16

Frank Trabold 4:36:17

Matt Underwood 3:20:15

Joseph Valerio 3:36:48

Joseph Verdirame 4:44:28

Jack Weaver 4:02:55

Joseph Weigel 4:15:28

Martin Weiss 5:16:19

Thomas Wells 3:55:50

Thomas White 5:22:09

Kimberly White 3:48:13

Bruce Wilk 5:14:47

Larry Williamson 5:34:53

Jack Winters 5:08:18

Douglas Wolf 4:11:37

James Ziccardi 5:48:29

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