P.E.I.'s Stan Chaisson first Maritimer to finish 2017 Boston Marathon

P.E.I.'s Stan Chaisson first Maritimer to finish 2017 Boston Marathon

A P.E.I. runner was the first Maritimer to cross the finish line at this year's Boston Marathon.

Stan Chaisson finished with a time of 2:41:15 — good enough for 210th overall. 

The top New Brunswicker was also the first female from the Maritimes to finish. Shelley Doucet of Quispamsis finished 367th. Her time was 2:45:46.

The first male New Brunswicker to finish was Colin McQuade of Riverview, N.B. in 427th place with a time of 2:46:13.  

Halifax's Rami Bardeesy finished with a time of 2:52:38. 

Amber Spriggs was the top female finisher representing P.E.I. with a time of 3:29:12, or 6,832 overall.

In total, 13 Islanders finished the marathon. Other P.E.I. unofficial results included:

- Billy MacDonald — 3:00:21

- John Bowser — 3:34:06

- Lora Kemp — 3:34:24

- Charlotte Gardiner — 3:34:38

- Francis Fagan — 3:49:34

- Shawn Shea — 3:50:32

- Natalie Chaisson — 4:02:10

- Christopher Murphy — 4:07:34

- Beverly Walsh — 4:19:16

- Bev Gerg — 4:22:00

- Paul Dalton — 4:31:15

This is the 121st Boston Marathon.

Kenya swept the race with two first-place finishers — Geoffrey Kirui  (2:09:37) for the men and Edna Kiplagat (2:21:52) won on the women's side.

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Correction : A previous version of this story said that Halifax's Rami Bardeesy finished ahead of Shelley Doucet and Colin McQuade.(Apr 18, 2017 6:11 AM)