Elton Shapiro of Hollywood, FL just missed his ultimate goal of breaking four hours in the marathon but still set a new personal best by 5 minutes. If not for getting stopped and having to wait at a railroad crossing, we’re confident Elton would have cracked the 4-hour barrier. He finished the Mohawk Hudson River Marathon in 4:00:57 (full results). Next stop, sub-4, Elton!!!
Ilea Eskildsen squeaked out another second off her 5k PR at the Syracuse Festival of Races. She was 5th female overall, finishing in an impressive time of 17:48 (5:44 per mile, full results). Last year, in the same race, Ilea was 12th overall in 17:59.
Both Elton and Ilea are coached by Dr. Jack Daniels.