Welcome to our scrapbook of
the 1998 Boston Marathon Weekend!
When you come to Boston for the
marathon, you may find that the Expo held the Saturday and Sunday
before the race can be as fascinating as the race itself.
Many of running's greatest names
appear at the Expo, it's a opportunity to say hello or to get
an autograph or picture...
||Running gag Gary
Fanelli (former 2:14 marathoner) portrayed a mannequin at
the Brooks booth. He managed to fool many people...Except one
small boy who stomped on Gary's foot until he broke his pose.
Other runners appearing at the
Expo were Frank Shorter, Uta Pippig, Moses
Tanui and Cosmas Ndeti.
The 102nd Boston Marathon
Patriots Day, Monday, April 20, 1998
|At the 10 K mark personalized water
bottles wait for the elite runners. Each bottle contains a unique
Mary-Lynn Currier's bottle,
labeled F42 would help her on way to running 2:35:18,
as she became the first American woman finisher.
of Switzerland powered his way to his third win in four years
with a time of 1:21:52.
He missed the course record by
and Jean Driscoll battled wheel to wheel the entire the
race, leading to the greatest finish in Boston Marathon history.
Sauvage nipped seven-time winner Driscoll at the
finish line for her second consecutive victory.
Both were timed in 1:41:19
Sauvage and Driscoll
at the 10K mark.
|The lead pack cruises by in Framingham....
At this point (10K) the lead
was being shared by (front to back) Philip Taurus (Kenya),
John Kagwe (Kenya) and Bib #21. (Anyone know who he is?
Their 10K split
was 29:22 (4:44 per mile pace)
That's 39 seconds slow of Simon Karori's 1992 record.
|While the young, up and coming runners
traded the lead, veteran and 1996 Boston champ Moses Tanui
(Kenya) bided his time a short distance back.
Tanui would out sprint countryman
Joseph Chebet in the homestretch for his second Boston
win. His time was 2:07:34.
||1997 Boston Champion and 1996 Olympic
Marathon Gold Medalist Fatuma Roba (Ethiopia) dominated
the women's race. Here (at 10K) she narrowly avoids getting tripped
by another runner.
Roba's 10K split was 33:29.
(5:24 per mile pace)
That's 1:29 slow of Joan Benoit
Samuelson's 1983 record.
repeats her 1997 Boston victory, shaving over 3 minutes off
last year's time, to finish in 2:23:21.
finished 2nd, running 2:27:17
Running Past photos
1998 Official Results
|Moses Tanui, Kenya ($80,000)
||Fatuma Roba, Ethiopia
|Joseph Chebet, Kenya
||Renata Paradowska, Poland
|Gert Thys, South Africa
||Anuta Catuna, Romania
|Men - Wheelchairs
||Women - Wheelchairs
|Franz Nietlispach, Switzerland
||Louise Sauvage, Australia
|Krige Dchabort, South
||Jean Driscoll, Illinois
Saul Mendoza, Mexico ($2,500)
Boston Marathon Poster
1997 Boston Marathon Scrapbook