Folsom resident Shadrack Biwott placed third in Monday’s Boston Marathon with a time of 2:18:32, the top mark for an American man.
Pouring rain, thick sheets of fog and bitterly cold winds slowed Biwott’s 2018 time by nearly 6 1/2 minutes, but he finished behind only Japan’s Yuki Kawauchi and Geoffrey Kirui of Kenya.
A Kenya native and American citizen, Biwott spent his high school and early college years in Albuquerque, N.M., before becoming an All-American at the University of Oregon in Eugene, aka TrackTown USA.
He moved to Folsom after graduating in 2009 and began racing with the Sacramento Running Association, then switched to Mammoth Track Club before splitting off to work independently before his unsponsored Boston run in 2017.
Other local runners also excelled in Boston: The Sacramento Running Association masters men won the team competition, led by Charlie Brenneman, who was the fourth fastest master runner of the day, according to an association tweet.
The SRA Elite women, led by Melissa Penwell, placed ninth as a team. Penwell ran a personal record of 2:55:01, according to the association.
Biwott and his wife, Kathy, have two children, Xavier and Eve. His brother Duncan Kibett ran the 2009 Rotterdam Marathon in 2:04:27, then the second-fastest mark of all time.
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