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ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT | 400 THE FENWAY | BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 02115 NOVEMBER 2012 Mahoney Wins Baystate Marathon Emmanuel College’s Assistant Cross Country and Track & Field Coach Bryan Mahoney raced to a win in the 24th Annual BayState Marathon on Sunday morning. The second year Assistant Coach for the Saints bested the field of nearly 1,200 runners with an amazing time of 2:35.29, finishing with his closest competitor more than two minutes behind him. Mahoney ran at a pace of 5:57 per mile over the 26.2 mile trek. With the weather on his side on a perfect autumn morning, the 29-year old hit his goal time for the race on the money. “I wanted to run 2:35, which is just under six-minute miles. My goal was never to win, but just to hit my goal.” It just so happened that 2:35 was more than two minutes good enough for a win and Mahoney is now in a remarkably elite field of “people who have won a marathon.” Even with the recent rise in the popularity of marathon running, the percent of the U.S. population to run 26.2 miles is only 0.5%. With approximately 570 U.S. marathons held annually, the percentage of the population who have actually WON one of these grueling races is minuscule. Amazingly, Mahoney is now one of the very few. One would think that in order to achieve such an incredible result, an individual could spend their lifetime training with multiple marathons recorded before even coming close to a win. Not true in this case. Incredibly, Mahoney had run just two prior marathons, before winning the BayState this weekend. “I ran Boston back in 2004, but that was really just to do it, because its such a great experience. I didn’t really ‘race’ it. My first competitive marathon was last year in New York.” Mahoney ran the New York City Marathon in 2011, finishing in 2:43. With just two marathons under his belt and only one raced competitively, some might even consider Mahoney a marathon rookie…that is before he won on Sunday. But, how does something like this happen? “It is pretty crazy,” he laughed. “Two and a half, maybe three years ago, I wasn’t even running that much.” Although his marathon experience is limited, Mahoney’s running background is impressive. A native of Milton, Mass., Mahoney ran cross country and track & field for Milton High School as a senior, choosing to focus on soccer for his first three high school years. Mahoney attended Fairfield University and ran cross country for the Division I Stags all four years. After just one year of high school experience, Mahoney was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Rookie of the Year and a three-time team MVP. Amazingly, he ran 33 total races during his collegiate career at Fairfield and won 28 of them. Of the five that he didn’t win, Mahoney finished in 2nd place all five times. Mahoney, who now resides in Quincy, Mass., began seriously training for the marathon continued on page 4... Brian Mahoney captured the 24th Annual BayState Marathon with a time of 2:35.29, averaging a 5:57 per mile pace over the 26.2 mile course. 27:30.4 By the Numbers – Junior Nate Bruno (Lenox, Mass.) ran to a ninth place finish at the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Men’s Cross Country Championship in a time of 27:30.4 to help lead the Men’s Cross Country team to a 2nd place overall finish. With his top-10 finish, Bruno was named to the GNAC All-Conference team. Go Saints! Get up-to-date news, game results and schedules or watch a game live at Click here to read the full story. We are the Saints :: Your Source for Emmanuel College Athletics News www.e m m an ue l . e d u www. g o ecsain t s. c o m

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