The Black Toes are excited to welcome their new teammates from Santiago de Cuba, Leonardo Charon Plutin, Angelo Ferrera Tamayo, Gil Ricardo Lopez Seijo, Cristian de los Santos Veranes, Albernis Clavel Herrera and Juan Carlos Gomez Nohoya. All six are outstanding runners who have posted impressive times.
Brother Carey ran the 2018 Athens Marathon and finished strong in the Olympic Stadium.
Cole competed in the TCS NYC Marathon on November 4, 2018, completing his fourth major. He under performed with a disappointing time of 3:37:49 after giving a master class on poor pacing. Cole will seek redemption in Toronto.
Five Black Toes ran personal best times at the 2018 Frankfurt Marathon. Congratulations on the impressive individual and team results. Our sixth runner put in a good effort and will be back to run another day.
Barry McGuire 2:56:24 Ireland
John Comerford 2:58:52 Ireland
Daniel Jenkins 3:08:50 United Kingdom
Padraig Daly 3:41:31 Ireland
Sampsa Kuusiluoma 3:46:58 Finland
Coach Thomson gave Cole the green light to go hard in the B.A.A. Half Marathon. He delivered a PB 1:28:59 in the tune-up race for the upcoming NYC Marathon.
Petur Ivarsson ran an impressive 2:58:49 at the 2018 Chicago Marathon. The race marked Ivarsson’s fourth WMM. Congratulations, Petur!
Daniel Jenkins ran the Calderdale Way Ultra on June 2, 2018, a 50.5 mile race over a hilly West Yorkshire course with about 18,000 feet in elevation gain. Dan finished strong and placed in the top 20 men.
Brothers Ivarsson and McGuire endured a cold, wet and generally miserable wait in Hopkinton before running the Boston Marathon in some of the nastiest race conditions in recent memory. Both ran respectable times on a day that slowed the elite field by more than ten minutes and required true grit to battle the elements. They certainly earned a post-race beer. Congratulations Petur and Barry. Pictured with Paul O’Meara from Dublin’s Crusaders AC and Black Toes Deluna and Cole who came to support the team.
Brother Jenkins will start Marathon des Sables on April 6, a six-day, 250 km (156 mile) ultra-marathon in the Sahara. He will carry enough food for seven days on his back as he runs the equivalent of six marathons through the desert. We’ll be tracking his progress. Good luck, Dan, and HTFU!
Boston is a few weeks away, and McGuire and Ivarrson are starting to peak at the right time. Today, McGuire clocked 1:25:08 at the Longwood Half Marathon which is part of the East Ireland Series.