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More than 600 Participate in Steel Rail Races Sports,
06:02PM / Sunday, May 19, 2024
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- Matthew Ferraro was the first runner across the finish line at the MountainOne Steel Rail Marathon.
Ferraro clocked a time of 2 hours, 41 minutes flat on the Ashuwilticook Rail Trail course.
He finished a little more than five minutes ahead of runner-up Nick Reid (2:46:15).
Simone Veale won the race's women's division in a time of 3:18:42. She beat out Jill Hussain, who covered the course in 3:27:23.
The fastest marathoner on Sunday was Stephen Gulley, a hand cyclist, who clocked a time of 2:15:03.
The 26.2-mile circuit was covered by 150 finishers ranging in age from 18 (William Hanley in 14th place) to 72 (Ric Nudell, who finished in 6:04:47).
The day also featured a half-marathon and an 8-kilometer race.
Mark Rabasco won the half-marathon in 1:18:41, edging Vincent Gauthier (1:22:38).
Kat Morrissey placed third overall in 1:23:43 and first among women in the half-marathon, which had 213 finishers.
Abigail Chaloux was the fastest woman in the 8K, crossing the finish line in 35:52, six seconds ahead of Caroline Kessler; the two women were ninth and 10th, respectively, overall in a field of 171 finishers.
Peter Hale had the fastest 8K time, 27:42. Erik Kessler was second in 30:32.
More than 600 people registered for Sunday's races, a record for the Berkshire Running Foundation event. Runners from 24 different states signed up to run.
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