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photo of Tripp ShentonThis time, CRR Tripp Shenton hopes to actually get to Boston. Last year, though he had a qualifying time, Shenton ended up missing the BAA-imposed cut-off time by just one second! He qualified for Boston by running the Shamrock Marathon last weekend in Virginia Beach in a very commendable 3:36:21, especially given the race conditions (20 mph sustained winds).

“I was pretty pleased,” Shenton said, despite the “Nor’easter blowing up the coast [that] hit VB late Saturday night and Sunday. Im glad I wasn’t running the half marathon; they started earlier and had to contend with heavy rain and high winds.”