By MARK MAYNARD / AFA
BOSTON — The 119th Boston Marathon is history and history-making for Amy Compston, who ran her fastest marathon ever – by 25 seconds.
Here’s a look at some other numbers from Monday’s amazing race for the Amy For Africa namesake from Ashland.
–9,254 was her finish among men and women who completed the race.
–1,993 was her finish among the 12,022 women who completed the race.
–16 percent was where she ranked among women finishers.
–34 percent was where she ranked among ALL runners.
–26,610 runners completed what they started.
–3 hours, 46 minutes and 28 seconds was the average time of finishers. Amy beat that by 19 minutes and one second.
–3 hours, 27 minutes and 29 seconds was Amy’s finishing time.
–285 women DNF (did not finish).
–270 men DNF.
-2,300, place where AFA runner John Davis finished overall. He was top 8 percent.
–130 (minimum), number of times Amy said “Praise the Lord” during her 26.2-mile run (I’m figuring at least twice every mile).
–94 miles, the number that Amy and her husband, Chris, will be running in October during the three-day West Virginia Trilogy. Thirty-one the first day, 50 the second day and 13 the last day.
-26,000, the number of shoes that Amy For Africa will be putting on children in Moyo.
-26, days until 12-member AFA team leaves for Uganda.