Cheseto breaks amputee record at Monday's Boston Marathon

Marko Cheseto competes in a race in Anchorage. (KTUU)

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - The 123rd Boston Marathon took to the streets Monday morning. A former University of Alaska Anchorage runner tells Channel 2 he broke the race record for a leg amputee at the Boston Marathon.

Fifty Alaskans competed in the race.

Former University of Alaska Anchorage runner Marko Cheseto, a double-amputee below the knees, finished with a time of 02:42:24. Cheseto tells Channel 2 it beats the previous record for an amputee by nearly 30 seconds. The previous record, he says, was 2:42:52.

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Jerry Ross earned the top time out of all the Alaskans competing on Monday with a time of 02:35:19, and placed 17th in the Male 40-44 division.

One of the most impressive performances came courtesy of Fairbanks runner Keri Mcentee who finished Top 50 in the women’s race with a time of 02:45:28.

Notable Alaskan Times

Jerry Ross (NET) 02:35:19, Male 40-44, Place Gender: 197, Place Division: 17

Laura Fox (NET) 02:59:29, Female 18-39, Place Gender: 163, Place Division: 144

Keri Mcentee (NET) 02:45:28, Female 18-39, Place Gender: 50, Place Division: 43, Place Overall: 670

Marko Cheseto (NET) 2:42:26, Male 18-39, Place Gender: 450, Place Division: 384

Lyon Kopsack (NET) 02:42:39, Male 18-39, Place Gender: 446, Place Division: 381

More results can be found here.

Channel 2's Rebecca Palsha also contributed to this report.

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