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Full List of South Dakota Runners Participating in the 2017 Boston Marathon

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The Boston Marathon is underway and 40 people from South Dakota are participating in the 2017 edition.

14 different South Dakota cities are being represented with Sioux Falls putting in 18 participants to lead the way. The oldest participant is 68 years old (Dan Bjerke, Rapid City),  and the youngest is 25 (Taylor Cummings, Spearfish and Megan Hilson, Vermillion).


  • Jessica Nelson


  • Nancy Scholl
  • Heidi Schultz


  • Andrew Corley


  • Bruce Allen


  • Brigitte Setness


  • Gwen Planteen


  • Patty Klinghagen


  • Linda Teren

Rapid City

  • Michael Albin
  • Dan Bjerke
  • Jessica Ginger
  • Roger Heacock
  • David Mallams
  • Michelle Mullenberg Pawelski
  • Joe Roby
  • Kristi Welch
  • Natalie Woolridge

Sioux Falls

  • Daniel Black
  • Paul Blackman
  • Connor Branick
  • Gregory Desautel
  • Mike Erger
  • Matthew Genrich
  • John Jackson
  • Lisa Kolda
  • Richard Lauer
  • Ryan Munro
  • Susie Patrick
  • Rhonda Punt
  • Mark Scharnberg
  • Adam Shafer
  • Darin Swanston
  • Ed Thomas
  • Elizabeth Ulenberg
  • Greg Warzecha


  • Taylor Cummings


  • Shannon Newman


  • Megan Hilson


  • Chase Olson reports that there are 30,159 runners in this year’s marathon. Updates from the event can be found through their website, and individual progress can be tracked here.

Congratulations to the 40 participants from South Dakota that qualified this year!

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