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Thousands run in Hartford races, one couple gets engaged at the finish

HARTFORD, Oct. 14 – Every October, runners flock to Bushnell Park for the annual Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon. More than 7,500 runners competed in three races on Saturday – the 26.2-mile marathon, the 13.1 mile half-marathon and the 3.1 mile 5K road race. All three races finished at Bushnell Park. In the mainContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon’s Zybowski third in handcycle division at Boston Marathon

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.Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Thousands run the marathon, half marathon, 5K in Hartford on Saturday

HARTFORD, Oct. 8 – It is an amazing sight to see athletes come across the finish line after running the 26.2 miles of the marathon or the 13.1 miles on the half marathon. There is such joy on the faces of many runners. They’ve achieved that goal. They’ve overcome pain, exhaustion and fatigue to accomplishContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Ten Avon runners finish Boston Marathon

BOSTON, April 18 – On a warm and sunny afternoon, ten Avon residents completed the Boston Marathon led by Dickson Suit, who finished the 26.2-mile race with a time of 3:10.48. Suit, 49, finished 3,003 in the field of more than 30,000 runners. Second among the Avon runners while Ian Sinclair, 48, who finished withContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Beretta, Currier are top local finishers at Hartford Marathon

HARTFORD, Oct. 10 – Avon’s Nicola Beretta, 39, was the top local finisher in Saturday’s Hartford Marathon at Bushnell Park. Beretta finished 38th in the field with a time of 2:50.55 seconds. Jonas Hampton, a former University of Hartford runner who graduated in 2009, became the first man who lives in Connecticut (New Britain) to win theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Ten runners from Avon, Canton complete Boston Marathon Monday

BOSTON,  April 20 – Ten runners from Avon and Canton completed the 119th Boston Marathon Monday, according to the marathon’s official website. Avon’s Nicola Beretta, 38, was the top area runner, finishing the 26.2 mile race in 2:48.16. Dickson Suit, 48, of Avon was the second fastest area runner, finishing the race in 2:54.27. The topContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Packed sports week in Hartford with Celtics vs. Knicks; Donovan finale with U.S. soccer; Thousands racing in NU Hartford Marathon

It will be a busy week of sports in greater Hartford and Connecticut.  The NBA’s Boston Celtics will play a pair of exhibition games in the state against the New York Knicks. They two teams will play Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the XL Center in Hartford and again on Saturday night, Oct. 11, atContinue ReadingContinue Reading