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Adams earns 'six star' medal at blustery Boston Marathon

Emily Adams.
Emily Adams.

THE Boston Marathon was hit with extreme cold, wet and windy conditions, but that didn’t get in the way of Stratford AC’s Emily Adams completing her set of World Marathon Majors finishes.

Adams, who has previously competed in the five other races in the series (London, New York, Chicago, Berlin and Tokyo), completed the race in 4.14.16.

Having now contested the world’s six biggest marathons, Adams was awarded the elusive ‘six star medal’, given only to runners who complete all six races in the series.

It was a successful trip all round for the Adams family as Emily’s son Alex enjoyed a strong run in the Boston 5k, held two days before the marathon.

Alex clocked a personal best of 17.59 to finish second in the under-13 age category.

Elsewhere in recent marathon action, Stratford AC’s Karl Harris narrowly missed the four-hour barrier at the Brighton Marathon.

He was on course for a sub-four-hour time before hitting the wall at about the 20-mile mark. He sped up during the final mile, but just missed out on his target, clocking 4.01.07.

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