Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Louie Luchini, 32, of Ellsworth, won Sunday for the second year in a row, and Round Pond native Leah Frost, 30, set a course record in the women’s division just two weeks after winning the Maine Marathon.
Luchini finished the 26.2-mile route from Bar Harbor to Southwest Harbor in 2:32:55. It was his third MDI Marathon victory, but about two minutes slower than last year’s winning time.
Frost, of Glover, Vt., won the women’s race in 2:59:45, breaking the course record of 3:01:22 set in 2011 by Nova Scotia’s Leah Jabbour.
About 1,400 runners competed in either the marathon or the inaugural half marathon, which was won by Scarborough’s Craig Robinson, 22, in 1:16:59. Grace Nash, 33, of Newburgh, was the first female finisher in the half, with a time of 1:40:28.BASKETBALL
NBA: Kevin Love had 22 points to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 104-89 preseason win against the Boston Celtics in Montreal.TENNIS
LUXEMBOURG OPEN: Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark won her first tourney of the year, beating German teen Annika Beck 6-2, 6-2.
STOCKHOLM OPEN: Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria secured his first ATP tour title by beating top-seeded David Ferrer of Spain 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.
ERSTE BANK OPEN: Tommy Haas won his 15th career title and second this season, defeating Robin Haase of the Netherlands 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in Vienna.
KREMLIN CUP: Top-seeded Richard Gasquet of France won the 10th title of his career by rallying to beat qualifier Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in Moscow.SOCCER
FRIENDLY: The U.S. women’s national team overpowered Australia 4-0 in San Antonio, Texas.BOXING
USA BOXING: Portland Boxing Club open class light welterweight Lindsay Kyajohnian won a 4-1 decision over Kimberly Wabik of Somerville, Mass., on Saturday to advance to the New England Championship finals on Nov. 2 in Southbridge, Mass.
Advancing by walkover were novice featherweight Danny Pang of Portland, open class bantamweight Liz Leddy of Portland and open class featherweight John Lopez of Old Orchard Beach.
Open class welterweight Casey Kramlich of Raymond fell by TKO to Vin Mambro of Cranston, R.I., and novice lightweight Chi Wong of Portland lost a unanimous decision to Miguel Lozado of Framingham, Mass.
- From staff and news services