Atmore Man Top Finisher in Boston

Atmore Man Top Finisher in Boston

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ATMORE, ALABAMA -  A man from Atmore is the top finisher from Alabama to run in the Boston Marathon. With a time of 2 hours, 33 minutes, and 54 seconds, Alan Ash came in 148 out of more than 36,000 runners.

Ash had never run in the Boston Marathon before, and he said doing so on the one year anniversary of last year's bombings proved to be powerful.

"Just like the emotions of everybody you know cheering for 26 miles 'We are Boston Strong'...just cheering for you and everybody..and the American Flags..and the spirit of the city..just pretty moving", said Ash who believes this year's marathon sent a message that Americans won't back down.

He plans on running the Boston Marathon again next year.

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