Four locals were competing in now infamous Boston Marathon 17 Apr 13

Four local runners were competing in the now infamous Boston Marathon Monday. The top local finisher was Hutchinson native Kelly Brinkman. Brinkman finished in 2 hours, 50 minutes, and 45 seconds…good enough for 40th place in the Her division. Over on the mens side, Hutchinson Native Patrick Johnson was the top male finisher in the area with a time of 2 hours, 56 minutes, and 33 seconds…Bart Meath of Waconia finished in 3 hours, 26 minutes, and 52 seconds…while Mark Martinson of Hamburg finished in 3 hours, 38 minutes, and 44 seconds. All local competitors finished well ahead of the bombing at the 4 hour mark of the race and should have been clear of the finish line area.