BOSTON — Sheri Piers has sniffed the top 10 at the Boston Marathon numerous times over the years, finishing as high as 11th in the grueling race. The Falmouth runner made her home state and country proud as the first American-born woman to cross the finish line in Copley Square while finishing 10th overall in the women’s field, completing the 26.2-mile journey from Hopkinton in 2 hours, 41 minutes, 55 seconds on a hot Patriots Day where temperatures climbed into the 80s. Overall, the women’s race featured a dramatic two-horse duel between Sharon Cherop and Jemima Jelagat Sumgong, both of Kenya, who were dead even through 35 kilometers. (read more at Bangor Daily News)
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