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1997 Boston Marathon Scrapbook

Welcome to our snapshots of Boston Marathon Weekend.

Kenyan Lameck Aguta heads
to the finish with his pursuers
looming on a huge TV screen.
Lameck Aguta passes the flag of
Kenya in the home stretch.

Lameck Aguta approaches the tape
to win in 2:10:34. (Lower left in white singlet.)
Toshihiko Seko (Boston Champ '81 & '87), celebrates the tenth anniversary of his last victory with Johnny Kelley (The Elder) and race director Guy Morse during the Mayor's Reception Saturday night at the Copley Plaza Hotel.
Johnny Kelley (The Younger) and Nina Kuscsik (3 time winner) were presented with framed copies of the 1997 Boston Marathon lithograph, painted by Andy Yelenak, at the Mayor's Reception.

89 year old Grand
Marshall, Johnny Kelley (The Elder), ran the last 50 yards after touring
the course in a
convertible.

Louise Sauvage of Australia finishes in first place (left), while seven time Boston winner Jean Driscoll (below) finishes second after recovering
from an accident and blown tire.


Ethiopia's Fatuma  Roba strides
powerfully to her first Boston Marathon win.
Elana Meyer smiles on her way to a second
place finish.

3 time champion Uta Pippig
can only shrug her shoulders
as she finishes fourth.
Cosmas Ndeti acknowledges the
crowd as he runs the home stretch.

The day after the marathon, Bill Rodgers
and Dick Beardsley (2nd in Boston '82,
running 2:08:54) signed autographs at
Bill Rodgers Running Center in Boston.

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