Monday, April 20, 2015

Today's Boston Marathon Includes One of the Oldest Practicing Attorneys in Idaho

Posted By on Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 9:37 AM

More than 30,000 runners faced very high security and chilly temperatures this morning for the 119th running of the Boston Marathon, the most famous race in North America. 

More than a few spectators said sentiment was mixed as they cheered the runners as the trial of 21-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took a one-day pause as jurors decide whether he should be put to death or remain behind bars for the rest of his life for his role in the 2013 bombing which killed three people and injured 264.

91 runners, out of a field of 30,250, call Idaho home, including 25 who listed their  hometown as Boise.

Idaho's oldest runner in today's marathon is 72-year-old Lowell Hawkes of Pocatello, one of the oldest practicing attorneys in the Gem State. The youngest is 23-year-old Sam Magnuson of Coeur d'Alene, a physics major at Marquette University.

There are 53 participants using wheelchairs today and 29 using handcycles. By far the 18-39 age range group has the most participants—12,354; 4,664 are between the ages of 40 and 44; 4,908 are between the ages of 45 and 49; 3,716 are between the ages of 50 and 54; 2,412 are between the ages of 55 and 59; 1,368 are between the ages of 60 and 64; 590 are between the ages of 65 and 69; 177 are between the ages of 70 and 74; 50 are between the ages of 75 and 79; and there are 12 runners over the age of 80.
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