Sarah Mulcahy of Baring Plantation runs in Bangor in this 2013 file photo.

Mainer shatters women’s course record at Bay of Fundy marathon

By Ernie Clark on June 29, 2015, at 2:09 p.m.
Sarah Mulcahy was in no condition to labor through the challenging Bay of Fundy International Marathon a year ago. But with labor of a different sort long completed — daughter Olivia will celebrate her first birthday Thursday — the teacher from Baring Plantation returned to what she describes as her …

40th Annual Tour du Lac road race results

on June 28, 2015, at 10:47 a.m.
At Bucksport, 10 miles 1. Adam Goode 54:49, 2. Matt Homich 55:21, 3. Erik McCarthy 56:17, 4. Ken Akiha 56:39, 5. Ian Fraser 59:55, 6. David Drew 1:00:42, 7. Perry LeBreton 1:02:07, 8. Tim Tunney 1:02:23, 9. Joe Capehart 1:03:50, 10. Chris Holt 1:04:33, 11. Rob Shea 1:04:48, 12. Eric …

Marathon binge continues with Bay of Fundy International

By Ernie Clark on June 25, 2015, at 7:01 p.m.
LUBEC, Maine – An unprecedented run of eastern Maine marathons continues Sunday morning. The third annual Bay of Fundy International Marathon is scheduled to be staged through two countries, starting at the easternmost of the continental United States – West Quoddy Head – and crossing the Roosevelt Memorial Bridge onto …
Michael Westphal of Great Cranberry Island refuels after completing The Great Run marathon on Saturday.

Mainer battling Parkinson’s qualifies for Boston Marathon, raises $32,500

By Ernie Clark on June 23, 2015, at 5:45 a.m.
GREAT CRANBERRY ISLAND | The Great Run was indeed a great run for Michael Westphal. It also was in many respects life in microcosm for the 58-year-old carpenter, who has battled Parkinson’s disease — a progressive disorder of the central nervous system that affects the body’s movement — since …
Michael Westphal, who lives with Parkinson's disease, will run his first marathon in 23 years Saturday on Great Cranberry Island.

Parkinson’s disease no hurdle for Maine distance runner

By Ernie Clark on June 18, 2015, at 5:01 p.m.
GREAT CRANBERRY ISLAND | Michael Westphal’s most recent experience at the Boston Marathon left him with some unfinished business. The year was 1993, and his body just wasn’t willing that day. “I pulled a muscle at mile 9,” Westphal, who in 1979 finished the historic race in 2 hours, …
Matt McClintock of Athens, a former standout at Madison High School, earned Division I All-America honors in the 10,000 meters with a seventh-place finish Wednesday night at the NCAA championships in Eugene, Oregon.

Maine runner earns All-America honors in NCAA 10,000 meters

By Pete Warner on June 10, 2015, at 11:30 p.m.
Former Madison High School star Matt McClintock is an All-America again. Competing for Purdue University, the junior from Athens finished seventh in the 10,000 meters on Wednesday night at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. McClintock finished seventh with a time …
Shawn Rumery of Alexandria, Virginia, competes in the Sugarloaf Marathon on Sunday in Carrabassett Valley. Rumery went on to win the race with a time of 2 hours, 41 minutes, 6 seconds.

Virginia, New Brunswick runners capture Sugarloaf Marathon titles

on May 17, 2015, at 4:42 p.m.
CARRABASSETT VALLEY | Dominating a record-setting field of 1,527 runners, 29-year-old Shawn Rumery of Alexandria, Virginia, won the 33rd annual Sugarloaf Marathon Sunday in 2 hours, 41 minutes, and 6 seconds. Shelley Doucet, 31, of Quispamsis, New Brunswick, claimed the women’s title with a blistering time of 2:50:51 over …
Connor Archer (left) walks the track with Old Town High School teacher Steve Dexter, his mentor, who was his cross country coach in middle school. They were on hand at the Victory Field complex on the Old Town High School campus on May 18, 2014 for a fundraising event Archer organized, Courageous Steps.

Fundraiser to help Old Town teen share story of coping with autism

By Ernie Clark on May 05, 2015, at 12:08 p.m.
Connor Archer prefers the competitive patience of long-distance running as a member of the Old Town High School cross country and track teams. His favorite event: the 1,600-meter run. “It’s just the right amount of distance,” said Archer of the metric mile. “It’s not too fast, …
Caribou native Spencer McElwain, pictured competing in the 2014 Flat Top 5K in Lamoine, was the fastest Maine finisher Monday during the 119th Boston Marathon. His time was 2 hours, 34 minutes, 3 seconds.

Fastest Mainers at Boston Marathon

By Ernie Clark on April 20, 2015, at 4:41 p.m.
Spencer McElwain of Arundel and Kristin Barry of Scarborough braved periodic rain, a steady headwind and the 26.2-mile challenge from Hopkinton, Massachusetts, to Boston to emerge as the top Maine finishers Monday in the 119th Boston Marathon. Running legend Joan Benoit Samuelson of Freeport also had a big day, winning …
Caroline Ritich of Kenya holds the trophy after winning the 119th Boston Marathon.

Africans win Boston Marathon titles

By Scott Malone and Richard Valdmanis, Reuters on April 20, 2015, at 4:16 p.m.
BOSTON — Ethiopian runner Lelisa Desisa finished first in the Boston Marathon on Monday, reclaiming the top spot in a race he last won two years ago, when it was struck by a deadly bombing attack. Caroline Rotich of Kenya led the women’s field, affirming African athletes’ dominance at the …
Meb Keflezighi returns to Massachusetts on Monday to defend his title in the 119th running of the Boston Marathon.

US marathoner Keflezighi returns to defend Boston Marathon title

By Svea Herbst-Bayliss, Reuters on April 17, 2015, at 7:57 p.m.
BOSTON — Meb Keflezighi, who last year became the first American man in three decades to win the Boston Marathon, will defend his title against a field of former champions and fast newcomers in Monday’s 119th running of the fabled footrace. Last year, Keflezighi, set a personal record by covering …
Dr. Stephen Reed of Wiscasset on Monday will participate in his 26th straight Boston Marathon.

Wiscasset man to run in Boston Marathon for 26th consecutive year

By Ernie Clark on April 17, 2015, at 1:53 p.m.
The osteoarthritis is more than a nagging presence in Dr. Stephen Reed’s left hip as he gets in his daily run. Others in his family have urged Reed to have hip replacement surgery, but the notion it would deprive the 67-year-old retired physician of even one day …

Beach to Beacon 10K registration closes in record time

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 13, 2015, at 8:39 a.m.
PORTLAND | Prospective Beach to Beacon 10K runners proved Friday morning they are just as quick with their thumbs as they are with their legs. General registration for the August 1 race in Cape Elizabeth, which is capped at 4,000 entrants, sold out in a record 4 minutes, 15 …
Runners, some dressed in holiday garb, descend Franklin Street during the 33rd annual Portland Thanksgiving 4 Miler.

1,112 runners turn out for 33rd Portland Thanksgiving 4 Miler

on Nov. 27, 2014, at 7:06 p.m.
Katie Hallowell of Falmouth shows her holiday spirit while sporting a turkey hat, apron and a wooden spoon while heading down Franklin Street during Thursday’s running of the 33rd annual Portland Thanksgiving 4 Miler. Henry Sterling of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, was the overall race winner, while Erica Jesseman of Scarborough …
State Rep. Adam Goode of Bangor runs the Flat Top 5k in this March 30, 2013 photo.

Minnesota, Arkansas runners win MDI Marathon; Bangor’s Goode captures half-marathon

on Oct. 20, 2014, at 11:34 a.m.
SOUTHWEST HARBOR | Nicholas Mangan of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Leah Thorvilson of Little Rock, Arkansas, were winners Sunday of the 13th annual MDI Marathon road race. Adam Goode of Bangor and Nicole Varble of Buffalo, New York, won the event’s accompanying half-marathon as more than 1,000 runners completed the …

KVAC cross country championship results

on Oct. 19, 2014, at 8:26 p.m.
At Cony, Augusta, 5K Boys varsity Class A Hampden Acad. 53, Mt. Blue 75, Messalonskee 91, Brewer 99, Lewiston 102, Brunswick 158, Mount Ararat 169, Edward Little 215, Cony 218, Oxford Hills 259, Bangor 286 1. Aaron Willingham, MB, 16:56.5; 2. Dan Lesko, MB, 17:12.9; 3. Paul Casavant, HAM, 17:29.3; …

65th Old Town Sectional Invitational cross country results

on Sept. 28, 2014, at 10:29 p.m.
At Old Town, 3.1 miles Boys varsity: MDI 52, Orono 61, Caribou 64, Old Town 116, Central 140, John Bapst 154, Foxcroft 155, Presque Isle 188, Hermon 230, Ellsworth 273, Mattanawcook, Houlton. Washburn and Dexter no team scores. 1, Tristan Butterfield, ORO, 16:34.31 (Course Record). 2, Josh Zapsky, HER, 17:13.38. …

Trails End Festival 5K to benefit trail maintenance, art

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 14, 2014, at 4:54 p.m.
MILLINOCKET, Maine — The second annual Trails End Festival 5K run/walk and 2.5K walk to benefit the Michaud Trail Maintenance Fund and Millinocket Friends of the Arts, at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 Registration 7-8 a.m. Entry fee $15; children 12 and under, $5. Awards & raffle prizes, canvas shopping bags …

On Track to Recovery 5K Walk/Run

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 12, 2014, at 11:18 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine —  Crisis & Counseling Centers will celebrate recovery from mental health, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders at the agency’s On Track to Recovery 5K Walk/Run, on Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Kennebec River Rail Trail in Augusta. This professionally timed event is open to all and will show the recovery community that …
Racers compete in the 2014 Beach to Beacon 10k in Cape Elizabeth Saturday.

Karoki, Steel claim overall titles in TD Beach to Beacon race

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 02, 2014, at 2:04 p.m.
CAPE ELIZABETH | A surge and a sprint provided the decisive moments of the state’s largest road race Saturday morning. With those respective moves, Bedan Karoki of Kenya and Gemma Steel of Great Britain were crowned champions of the 17th annual TD Beach to Beacon 10K. The surge belonged …
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