Minnetonka Runners Compete in Boston Marathon

Seven Minnetonka residents were among the nearly 27,000 runners who participated in Monday’s marathon.

Seven runners from Minnetonka were among those who braved Monday’s heat for the Boston Marathon.

Below are the local finishers, according to searchable results from the Boston Athletic Association.

  • Kevin Stieglbauer, 47, 3:58:04 (8,204 place overall)
  • Jen Carlson, 36, 4:00:37 (8,764 place overall) 
  • James Guettler. 46, 4:09:26 (10,445 place overall)
  • Dottie Jung, 55, 4:32:43 (14,575 place overall)
  • Albert Van Der Schans, 4:35:46 (14,982 place overall)
  • Karen Wiersum, 57, 5:33:25 (19,740 place overall)
  • Greta Van Benschoten, 56, 5:54:28 (20,515 place overall)

Overall, Sharon Cherop, 28, of Kenya took the top female spot with a time of 2:31:50. Wesley Korir, 29, of Kenya and Louisville, KY, led the men with a time of 2:12:40.

Reuters reports it was the hottest Boston Marathon in three decades.


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