Samuelson says Frank Shorter, Bill Rodgers and Leon Gorman have been, "instrumental with what I've done with my life."
Three runners from Falmouth should set the pace in the Maine men's and women's divisions.
Like most other entrants, cancer survivor Frank Wright has a goal in mind for the race.
Eleanor Logan is the third Mainer to win multiple gold medals, repeating in rowing.
Austen Truslow wins his division of the Maine Junior Championship, and has bigger goals in sight.
Tuukka Rask is expected to be Boston's No. 1 goalie this season in the absence of Tim Thomas.
The Little League Baseball state champions take a perfect record into the regionals.
Dante Scarnecchia, in his 43rd year as a coach, keeps the Patriots going despite line injuries.
Drake Britton works his way out of trouble, and Jackie Bradley Jr. provides power and defense.
Harry Ridge throws a four-hitter as the Portland-based squad stays in the winners' bracket.
After going 4-0 in pool play, Gray-New Gloucester falls to New Jersey in the Senior League East semis.
Post 51 stops Fayette-Staples, which still will play in the New Englands as the host team.
Shawn Francoeur allows just five hits, and Robbie Hamilton helps spark a 6-0 win over Westbrook.
Misty May-Treanor, a legend with her partner, Kerri Walsh Jennings, is adding gold fingernails.