Shawnee grad Eric Reitinger runs 2:38 at Boston Marathon!!!!!

Eric Reitinger, a 2002 Shawnee graduate, placed 224th out of more than 20,000 runners Monday in the 124th annual Boston Marathon.

Reitinger had a chip time of 2:38.56, a 6:04 per-mile average over the historic 26-mile, 385-yard course from Hopkinton to Boston.

Reitinger hit 5K in 18:46, 10K in 37:02, 15K in 55:04, 20K in 1:13.23, the halfway point in 1:17.18, 25K in 1:31.35, 30K in 1:50.11, 35K in 2:09.18 and 40K in 2:29.17.

As a senior at Shawnee, Reitinger placed 4th in the Burlington County Open XC race with a 16:38 at Mill Creek Park, 9th in the Group 4 sectionals at Williamstown in 16:19 and 23rd at states at Holmdel in 17:13.

Two decades later, he averaged 18:50 per 5K over the equivalent of about 8 1/2 5Ks.

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