Micah Kogo of Kenya captures first place in the Beach to Beacon 10K road race in Cape Elizabeth in August 2013.

Top American distance runners lead world-class field for TD Beach to Beacon 10K

on July 15, 2014, at 6:43 p.m.
Boston Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi will join a talented, deep group of American distance runners — including Olympic medalist Shalane Flanagan and Maine native Ben True — for the 17th TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race on Saturday, Aug. 2 in Cape Elizabeth. Both of the defending champions — …
Runners make their way to Bangor at the start of the 34th annual Walter Hunt Memorial Fourth of July 3K road race Friday. The race starts in Brewer and travels into Bangor.  A total of 566 runners finished the race.

34th Annual Walter Hunt Memorial Fourth of July 3K road race results

on July 04, 2014, at 5:25 p.m.
At Brewer, Bangor 1. Adam Goode 8:44; 2. Luke Rand 9:17; 3. Ken Akiha 9:21; 4. Dominic Martin 9:23; 5. Connor Wagner 9:26; 6. Ian Fraser 9:32; 7. Dustin Ramsay 9:42; 8. Gabe Coffey 9:46; 9. Perry LeBreton 9:47; 10. Doug DeAngelis 9:51; 11. Paul Brown JR. 9:54; 12. Nick …
Adam Goode leads the pack during the 34th annual Walter Hunt Memorial Fourth of July 3K road race Friday. He won with a time of 8 minutes, 44 seconds.

Goode, Guaraldo capture Hunt 3K Fourth of July wins

By Larry Mahoney on July 04, 2014, at 2:05 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Bangor native Adam Goode wasn’t concerned with his time during the 34th annual Walter Hunt Memorial Fourth of July 3K road race Friday. “I just wanted to win. I was in the mid 4:40s for a mile and that is one of the slowest miles I’ve ever …
Adam Goode

Goode hopes to claim his first 3K Walter Hunt 4th of July Road Race win

By Larry Mahoney on July 03, 2014, at 10:34 p.m.
Bangor native Adam Goode has finished second in the annual 3K Walter Hunt 4th of July Road Race each of the last two years. He is hoping to finally win the event Friday morning. The 34th Walter Hunt 4th of July Road Race begins on Wilson Street in Brewer at …
Former Bangor High School star Riley Masters raises his fist as he crosses the finish line as the first Maine men's finisher in the Beach to Beacon 10K road race in Cape Elizabeth in this August 2013 file photo.

Bangor native adds new weapons to his distance-running arsenal

By Ernie Clark on July 01, 2014, at 2:22 p.m.
Riley Masters would have preferred a better finish at last weekend’s USA Track & Field National Championships. But faced with a star-studded 12-man field for the event’s 1,500-meter final led by 2012 Olympic silver medalist Leo Manzano and given his relative lack of experience compared with most of his rivals …
John and Patricia Craig of Dedham hold hands as they come to the finish line of the 39th annual Tour du Lac road race in Bucksport on Saturday.  The couple ran this 10-mile race together 30 years ago.  They finished Saturday with a time of 1 hour, 20 minutes and 27 seconds, which was 1:18 faster than when they ran it in 1984.

Results for 39th Annual Tour du Lac 10 Miler

on June 28, 2014, at 8:17 p.m.
At Bucksport 1. Louie Luchini 52:03, 2. Adam Goode 52:46, 3. Erik McCarthy 54:21, 4. Michael Bunker 56:28, 5. Matthew Methot 58:42, 6. Clayton Conrad 59:34, 7. Ken Akiha 1:00:30, 8. Dominic Martin 1:01:24, 9. Luke Rand 1:02:49, 10. Tim Tunney 1:03:34, 11. Andrew Kephart 1:03:52, 12. Scott Potter 1:05:12, …
Former Bangor High School running standout Riley Masters finished seventh in the 1,500 in the U.S. National Track and Field Championships Saturday in Sacramento, Calif.

Former Bangor High star Masters finishes 7th in 1,500 at U.S. championships

on June 28, 2014, at 8:04 p.m.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Former Bangor High School running star Riley Masters recorded a seventh-place finish in the men’s 1,500 at the U.S. National Championships Saturday at Sacramento State University’s Hornet Stadium. Masters finished the race in 3 minutes, 40.05 seconds, improving on his time of 3:43.02 in Thursday’s prelims. Leo …
Riley Masters races to victory in the 31st annual  Walter Hunt Memorial Fourth of July 3K in Bangor in this 2011 photo.

Bangor native Riley Masters in 1,500 meter final at U.S. national championships

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 27, 2014, at 11:36 a.m.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Bangor native Riley Masters, a professional runner who competes for Brooks Running out of Seattle, has a chance to win a national championship. The former Bangor High School, University of Maine and University of Oklahoma star will compete in the men’s 1,500 final at the U.S. National …
Sean Kull of Bangor finishes the swimming portion of Ironman Louisville in 2012. Kull is training for Ironman Lake Tahoe, which is set for Sunday, Sept. 21.

Bangor triathletes raising funds for Cancer Care while training for Ironman Lake Tahoe

By Joe Mclaughlin on June 25, 2014, at 7:47 a.m.
Friends Philip Henry and Sean Kull of Bangor are both reaching peak physical condition as they undergo rigorous training for Ironman Lake Tahoe, a grueling triathlon scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 21, in Lake Tahoe, California. While doing so, their thoughts are also with those who are struggling with illness. They …
Ellsworth's Dan Curts (left) crosses the finish line after passing Gray New Gloucester's Will Shafer on the final lap and winning the 1600-meter race during the Class B state championship meet in Bath in this June 2013 file photo.

Man on the run: Ellsworth’s Curts headed for elite high school meet in Washington

By Pete Warner on June 19, 2014, at 6:44 a.m.
Organizers call it “the fastest high school meet in the land.” On Saturday, Dan Curts of Ellsworth will be among the elite high school athletes in the country competing in the event — the Brooks PR Invitational in Renton, Washington. Curts, who has re-written the record books during a stellar …
Runners in the 2013 Bay of Fundy International Marathon take off from the starting line at West Quoddy Head Lighthouse in Lubec, the easternmost point of the U.S.

Bay of Fundy International Marathon runners to flock Down East

By Tim Cox on June 11, 2014, at 7:13 a.m.
LUBEC, Maine — More than 500 runners will flock to the tiny waterfront village of Lubec for the second Bay of Fundy International Marathon and 10K on Sunday. Last year’s inaugural event provided a boost to local businesses with the influx of visitors, and this year is expected to do …

91-year-old woman finishes San Diego marathon in record time

By Marty Graham, Reuters on June 02, 2014, at 8:55 p.m.
SAN DIEGO — A 91-year-old woman ran a San Diego marathon over the weekend in record time for her age group, also becoming the oldest person ever to finish the race, despite lamenting she was unable to train properly because of cancer treatments. Harriette Thompson, who ran her first marathon …
Steven McCarthy of Greene won Sunday's Sugarloaf Marathon with a time of 2 hours, 47 minutes and 10 seconds.

Maine runners capture titles in record field at 32nd Sugarloaf Marathon

on May 18, 2014, at 2:41 p.m.
CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine — With cool temps and patchy cloud cover providing ideal conditions for runners Sunday morning, 27-year-old Steven McCarthy of Greene won the 32nd annual Sugarloaf Marathon in 2 hours, 47 minutes, and 10 seconds. Jennifer Vandongen of Bar Harbor, 36, took home the title in the women’s …
Eric Rudolph (right) and Timothy Maguire cross a section of Route 27 over the Dead River in Eustis as they approach mile three of the 2009 Sugarloaf Marathon on May 17. Rudolph and Maguire took second and third place respectively. Rudolph won last year’s race.

Record field set for Sunday’s Sugarloaf Marathon, 15K

By Ernie Clark on May 16, 2014, at 1:52 p.m.
Nearly 1,500 runners have registered for Sunday’s 32nd annual Sugarloaf Marathon and 15-kilometer road races. Six-hundred-thirty-seven marathoners are scheduled to leave the starting line at Cathedral Pines Campground on State Route 27 in Eustis and make their way to the finish line in downtown Kingfield in Franklin County, according to …
Sarah Mulcahy of Baring Plantation (second right) runs along a city street Monday during the 118th Boston Marathon. The 28-year-old Eagle Lake native, who is 6½ months pregnant, kept a relaxed pace and finished the race in 4 hours, 8 minutes, 19 seconds.

Baby steps: Washington County runner, 6½ months pregnant, completes Boston Marathon

By Ernie Clark on April 23, 2014, at 7:32 a.m.
Sarah Mulcahy figured to be one of the faster Maine runners at Monday’s 118th Boston Marathon. The 28-year-old resident of Baring Plantation qualified for the historic race last June when she won the women’s division of the inaugural Bay of Fundy International Marathon in Lubec in a time of 3 …

Husson field hockey, lacrosse coach leaves for James Madison

By Larry Mahoney on April 21, 2014, at 7:21 p.m.
Jen Johnstone, the head field hockey and assistant women’s lacrosse coach at Husson University in Bangor, has left the NCAA Division III institution to become an assistant coach/recruiting coordinator at Division I James Madison University (Va.). Johnstone, a former University of Maine All-America midfielder in field hockey, directed the Eagles’ …
Caribou native Spencer McElwain, shown competing in the Flat Top 5K in Lamoine on March 29, was the second-fastest Maine runner in the Boston Marathon, completing his debut in 2:37:58.

‘I felt like Tom Brady’: An emotional day for Mainers at Boston Marathon

By Ernie Clark on April 21, 2014, at 4:28 p.m.
Lori Bartlett was greeted at Mile 24 of the 2013 Boston Marathon not by throngs of spectators urging her to persevere, but by yellow police tape and the news that she would not be allowed to complete the historic endurance test. Two bombs detonated near the finish line not only …
The 133rd Engineer Battalion marched from the University of Southern Maine campus to the Exposition Building in this Aug. 10. 2013 photo.

Nine members of Maine’s 133rd run Boston Shadow Marathon in Afghanistan

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 21, 2014, at 1:14 p.m.
BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan — It didn’t matter that they were half a globe away. Nine Mainers deployed in Afghanistan with the Maine Army Guard’s 133rd Engineer Battalion laced up their running shoes Friday and took off on a 26.2-mile run in honor of the Boston Marathon and last year’s …
Meb Keflezighi takes a drink from a bottle during the 2014 Boston Marathon.

American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon

By Philip Hersh, Chicago Tribune on April 21, 2014, at 12:42 p.m.
The symbolism was so perfect, so emotionally overwhelming, that it was impossible to watch the Boston Marathon without tears in your eyes and a lump in your throat. Especially when the man you were watching began crying, too. There was Meb Keflezighi, whose family fled war-ravaged Eritrea some three decades …

Patriots Day 5-miler scheduled for Monday

By Ernie Clark, BDN Staff on April 18, 2014, at 3:24 p.m.
While thousands of runners will be making their way from Hopkinton to Boston on Monday, hundreds more will be competing in Maine’s oldest road race. The 85th Portland Boys and Girls Club Patriots Day 5-Miler is scheduled for a noon start from 277 Cumberland Ave. in the state’s largest city. …
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