Ten local runners ready to take on Boston Marathon

sosaTen runners with Grand Strand ties have qualified to compete in the 2015 Boston Marathon and will hit the historic 26.2-mile course through downtown Boston on Monday.

Diego Sosa, who also qualified to run the Chicago Marathon and New York Marathon this year, is expected to lead the local pack. His qualification time of 2:53:33 at the 2014 Myrtle Beach Marathon 2014 puts him and fellow Myrtle Beach resident Frank Pepp in the Men’s Elite Group, which starts as part of the first wave at 10 a.m.

Elsewhere on the Strand, George Redman of Surfside Beach and Justin Runac of Pawleys Island will be part of the first wave. Joseph Mazurkiewicz of Conway will run in the third wave, as will Sheryl Lynn Briggs, Sheryl Lynn, who is running as a local club member but currently lives in New Bedford, Mass.

Robert Calimari, James Carter, Jim Silbey and Bobby Wilder – all from Myrtle Beach – will be a part of the fourth wave that starts at 11:15 a.m.

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