Avon’s Zybowski third in handcycle division at Boston Marathon

Avon’s Krys Zybowski was third in the men’s handcycle race at the Boston Marathon Monday. (Photo courtesy Achilles Racing via Facebook)

BOSTON, April 17 – Avon’s Krys Zybowski had a personal-best time of 1:05.23 and finished third at the 121st Boston Marathon Monday in the men’s handcycle division – the first year that it is being officially run in Boston.

Handcycles are powered by riders’ arms, allowing racers with certain disabilities to pilot the three-wheeled vehicles effectively. Zybowski led a host of men and women at the Farmington Valley competing at the marathon on Monday.

The top area runner was Burlington’s Mary Lynn Currier, 53, who ran the race in 3:05.09, just 15 seconds better than Unionville’s Tracy Deeter, 38, who finished the race in 3:05.26. Canton’s Connor Smyth, 24, was the top male runner from the area with a time of 3:08.26.

Smyth graduated from Canton High in 2010 where he played basketball and ran on the track and field team. He won a Class S title in the long jump in 2010 and was the first Canton athletic to complete the CIAC decathlon in 2009 when he finished 11th,

The first runner from Avon was 62-year-old Steve Scott, who finished with a time 3:23.46, good enough for a top 25 finish in the age 60-65 age division. The following area residents finished the Boston Marathon on Monday.

Canton
Connor Smyth, 24, 3:08.24
John F. Kennedy, 41, 4:13.51
Patrick Steigman, 51, 4:53.16

Avon
Steve Scott, 62, 3:23.46, 25th in the age 60-65 division
Patrick Fernald, 45, 3:25.34
Dickson Suit, 50, 3:33.11
Cathy Pearce, 54, 3:51.09
Cassie Sahl, 24, 4:12.42
Fernanda Jacobs, 49, 4:17.57
Rebecca Parry, 47, 4:33.53
Joy Sieklucki, 5:08.27

Simsbury
Greg Gorowski, 44, 3:13.09
Shannon McHale, 46, 3:23.19
David McHale, 56, 3:36.58
Meghan Cunningham, 28, 3:37.22
Kristen Sloan, 24, 3:40.14
Bridge Cirelli, 42, 3:46.50
Shannon Siragusa, 42, 3:46.53
Hallam Bornstein, 45, 3:47.09
Jill Donahue, 45, 3:51.21

Burlington
Mary Lynn Currier, 53, 3:05.09
David Weaver, 34, 3:30.37
Patrick Sandefur, 59, 3:37.51
David Iacino, 49, 3:57.09
Ken Pacielo, 54, 4:44.20
Michelle Bosco, 48, 4:44.20

Farmington
Tracy Deeter, 38, 3:05.36
Adam Gootnick, 31, 3:12.57
Rebecca Stephenson, 44, 3:26.46
Mira Lami, 48, 3:54.23
Terence Crean, 64, 4:03.28
David Buono, 55, 4:14.50
Abby Benham, 42, 4:41.27
Michael Kuhn, 45, 5:04.16

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