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      Tracy Lokken leads the way for the UP in the Boston Marathon

      Marquetteâ??s Tracy Lokken led the way for several runners from the Upper Peninsula in the 118th running of the Boston Marathon.

      The 48-year-old finished first in his age group, and 51st overall in a time of 2:24:39.

      This year, over 36,000 runners participated.

      Meb Keflezighi became the first American to win the Boston Marathon since Grand Rapids native, Greg Meyer, did it in 1983.

      In the womenâ??s race, Kenyaâ??s Rita Jeptoo won her second consecutive Boston Marathon. Along the way, she beat out Margaret Okoyaâ??s all-time record set in 2002. Jeptoo finished the race in 2:18:57.

      In the wheelchair race, South Africaâ??s Ernst Van Dyk took the first place finish for a record tenth time. Van Dyk crossed the finish line in 1:20:36.

      Other than Lokken, here is a list of the other UP runners, listed by time:

      Mark Jasper, StephensonOfficial Time: 2:51:42

      Gregory Borzick, MarquetteOfficial Time: 3:18:33

      Bob Sejbl, IronwoodOfficial Time: 3:23:31

      Amanda Jurinen, MunisingOfficial Time: 3:38:22

      James Waters, OntonagonOfficial Time: 3:39:22

      Angie Eagling, NegauneeOfficial Time: 3:39:54

      Bryan Price, KingsfordOfficial Time: 3:48:04

      Bill Sved, MarquetteOfficial Time: 4:00:35

      Barbara Trudeau, MarquetteOfficial Time: 4:21:01

      Jori Thocker, Sault Ste. MarieOfficial Time: 4:44:28

      Kaylyn Bernard, EscanabaOfficial Time: TBA