Springfield Woman Places in Top Ten of Gender, Division at Boston Marathon

BOSTON, Mass. -- This year's Boston Marathon was "truly historic" and a Springfield woman was one of the top ten finalists in her division and of all women.

Kim Reed, 30, placed 7th in her division and 8th among women running the race. Her net finish time was 2 hours, 46 minutes and 47 seconds. She ran an average of 6 minutes and 22 seconds per mile, according to the Boston Marathon website.

Reed placed first among women in 2017's Bass Pro Shops Conservation Marathon in Springfield with a finish time of 2 hours, 52 minutes and 44 seconds.

This year's Boston Marathon, according to the official Twitter account, was the coldest one in 30 years. The same account reported temperatures at 38 degrees Fahrenheit and it was raining.

Overall Boston Marathon champion Desi Linden became the first American woman to win the race since 1985. Her finish time was 2 hours, 39 minutes and 54 seconds.

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