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Wanderers Dominate in Philadelphia Marathon

Event name:

The Philadelphia Marathon


November 18, 2001


Philadelphia, PA


26.2 and 8k

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The Wissahickon Wanderers dominated in the Philadelphia Marathon and Rothman 8-k runs on November 18.

Eight Wanderers were entered in the marathon in an emphatic display of strength, and these runners produced a number of impressive achievements.

Here were just some of the milestones achieved:

  • Francois Bernatchez scorched the course in 3 hours and 17 minutes to capture 443rd place out of field of 4,000 runners.

  • Randi Garnick broke four hours in her first marathon ever, finishing in 3 hours and 57 minutes.

  • Tanina Rostain shattered the five hour barrier in this her third attempt finishing in a time of four hours and 44 minutes.

  • Scott Quitel completed his month of marathon madness by finishing his third marathon in one month. Scott’s time was 4 hours and 46 minutes.

Not to be overlooked were the strong efforts of Martin Paquet, Beth Hillman, Jennifer Martin and Sally Gordon. Martin finished 2,070th in a time of 4 hours and 2 minutes. Shortly afterwards Beth Hillman finished in 4 hours and 10 minutes followed less than a minute later by Jennifer Martin. Sally Gordon, who could hardly walk at the beginning of the week because of blisters sustained in the New York Marathon, completed the course in a courageous 5 hours and 26 minutes.

Philadelphia Rothman’s 8k

In the 8-k race, the Wanderers’ performance bordered on the unbelievable. Bill Frawley finished 7th in a field of more than 1,000, a feat which is frankly unheard of for any Wanderer runner. His time was a blistering 23 minutes and 44 seconds. Paul Hines finished a strong 314th in a time of 38 minutes.

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