Bobby Carpenter, Tiki Barber among notable Boston Marathon finishers
Among a more than 30,000 runners in Monday’s Boston Marathon were a handful of notable names. Here’s a look at who they are and how they did:
Bobby Carpenter, former Boston Bruin and father to Alex and Bobo, who play for BC and BU, respectively: Carpenter spent 18 seasons in the NHL, including four with the Bruins. He finished the marathon in 3 hours, 46 minutes, 53 seconds. His half was 1:51:26. Mile average was 8:40.
Tiki Barber, former NFL running back: The former New York Giant crossed the finish line in 5:00:34. His half was 2:12:22 and his average mile was 11:28.
Greg Sullivan, BC assistant baseball coach: Sullivan ran for Team Frates and the Frates ALS Research and Support Fund. He finished in 4:16:46 with a half of 2:04:52. His mile average was 9:48.
Dan Mullen, Mississippi State University head football coach: Mullen hadn’t run a 5K before and managed to finish in 4:28:35. His half was 2:06:34 with a mile average of 10:15.
Patrick Downes, bombing survivor: He was injured at the finish line three years ago and completed the race this year in 5:56:46. His half was 2:54:33. His average mile was 13:37.
Marc Fucarile, bombing survivor: Competing in the handcycle race, Fucarile finished in 2:21:37 with a 6:22 average mile.
Becca Pizzi, World Marathon Challenge finisher: Earlier this year, the Belmont native became the first American woman to complete seven marathons on seven continents in seven days. She finished Monday’s race in 3:31:55 with a 1:43:49 half and a 8:05 average mile.
Scott Jurek, ultra marathoner: Jurek set the record for the fastest Appalachian Trail hike last summer. He finished Monday’s race in 4:09:27. His half was 1:57:12 with a 9:31 average mile.
Arnulfo Quimare, featured in “Born To Run” book: In his Boston debut, he finished in 3:38:11 with a 1:38:40 half and a 8:20 average mile.
Kenji Kimihara, 1966 Boston Marathon winner: Running on the 50-year anniversary of his 1966 Boston Marathon victory, completed the race in 4:53:14, at the age of 75.
Christy Turlington Burns, supermodel: The American model ran the Marathon for Every Mother Counts, a nonprofit she founded that aims to make pregnancy and childbirth safer. (She tweeted that she made it up Heartbreak Hill with the help of local yogi Rebecca Pacheco). She finished with a net time of 4:09:27, and ran an average of 9:31 per mile.