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Twelve runners from Avon and Canton complete Boston Marathon

Runners cross the finish line at the 2019 Boston Marathon. (Photo courtesy Boston Marathon)

BOSTON, April 15 – Ten runners from Avon and two from Canton completed the Boston Marathon on Monday.

Joseph Zavalishin was the fastest runner from Avon with a time of 3:11.25, nearly two minutes better than his time of 3:13 a year ago in chilly rain. He was one of three Avon men to finish the 26.2 mile race.

Seven women from Avon completed the marathon with Charity Smith, 40, posting a time of 3:40.00.

Canton’s Patrick Stiegman, 53, was the first of two Canton runners to complete the race.

Former Avon resident Jon Rosow,  26, who now lives in the Weatogue section of Simsbury, finished the race with a time of 2:56.22.

The top runners from Farmington were Unionville’s Adam Gootnick, 33, who finished 451st with a time of 2:41.46 and Unionville’s Tracy Deeter, 40, who finished with a time of 3:11.19. Deeter was 498 among the women in the race.

Runner Town Age Time
Joseph Zavalishin Avon 45 3:11.25
Peter Lee Avon 43 3:13.22
Dickson Suit Avon 52 3:14.10
Charity Smith Avon 40 3:40.00
Cathy Pearce Avon 56 3:52.39
Joy Sieklucki Avon 45 4:25.05
Stephanie Guglielmo Avon 26 4:26.51
Becky Salerni Avon 50 4:27.13
Fernanda Jacobs Avon 51 4:36.10
Donna Walburg Avon 50 4:51.06
Patrick Stiegman Canton 53 5:05.52
A.J. Zukowski Canton 51 5:26.20


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