GBTC women win Boston Marathon

Coach Tom Derderian

Joining the Greater Boston men’s teams of the past the current GBTC women’s team won the team prize in the 2004 Boston Marathon. The team of Margaret Bradley, Jessica Blake, and Laura Hayden combined their times to a lower total than any of the dozens of teams entered. The three of them indeed suffered in the heat and humidity of a very slow running day.

The GBTC men’s team placed 4th.

Our women’s team looked splendid at the evening awards ceremony in the Ballroom at the Copley Plaza hotel. Margaret Bradley, Jessica Blake, and Laura Hayden had showered and dressed well before they walked amid the applause; a spotlight followed them to the stage where they accept the sparkling Waterford Crystal bowl for their victory. Parents on hand beamed as their daughters dazzled in the strobe lights.

The winning team of Laura Hayden, Margaret Bradley, and Jessica Blake, with Coach Tom Derderian. (Photo by New England Runner.)

Men's Open
1. Pacers VA                          07:58:57
2. Greater Lowell Road Runners MA     08:07:02
3. Boston Athletic Association MA     08:08:06
4.Greater Boston Track Club MA        08:11:45
5.Moose Milers & Marathoners NH       08:20:36

Women's Open
1. Greater Boston Track Club MA       09:58:31
2. Boston Athletic Association MA     10:11:20
3. Somerville Road Runners MA         10:22:37
4. Team Utopia NY                     10:40:00
5. Front Line Racing Team MI          10:40:52