Thomas Slicer hasn’t been a marathon runner all of his life. “I only started training for marathons last year,” he said. “Before that I was training for all of the shorter distance races.”
Mr. Slicer turns 28 in June, and he just finished his first Boston Marathon in April — the average age for male runners in that 26.2-mile run is 42. It’s the world’s oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world’s best-known road racing events.
“There are so many inspiring stories that come out of the Boston Marathon,” he said. “The one I remember the most is when Jacob Russell pushed Patrick Dewey on a stroller. It was incredible.”
Mr. Slicer is from Oneonta and went to Oneonta High School, then on to SUNY Delhi. He trained for the Boston race in Oneonta.
Pals since their days at Cooperstown Central, Jacob Russell, left, and Patrick Dewey are on the move at this hour, competing in the 2019 Boston Marathon. Judy Steiner Grin of Fly Creek, inset, took and photo and had her photo taken with a banner she prepared to let Jacob and Patrick that fans from their hometown were on hand. The team have surpassed their fundraising goal of $10,000, which will benefit Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang camp for seriously ill children, in Ashford, Conn. Jacob is graduating in May from Harvard, and Patrick from Edinboro in Pennsylvania.
COOPERSTOWN – James Sullivan, an accountant from Chelmsford, Mass., who has run six marathons – including Boston’s – in the past eight weeks, crossed the finish line at 10.53.07 p.m. today, winning the first-ever Cooperstown marathon, “Race The Lake.”
His time was 2:54:34, and he finished a good mile ahead of the second finisher, Dierdre Dwyer, of Poughkeepsie (the family has a weekend home locally), who won the half-marathon in 1:29:44.