Brad Orr of Rock Hill finished 94th overall in the 2012 Boston Marathon, running the 26.2 mile race in 2:42:33.
Orr said he “just tried to hold it together” during the race and that “it was a rough day out there.” He was cramping from head to toe towards the end but he got through it.
The marathon race draws more than 20,000 runners. This year 12,588 men finished and 8966 women finished. In Orr’s age group, ages 18-39, 4329 men finished.
Orr, 25, was the top finisher from South Carolina. A 29 year old Kenyan won the race with a time of 2:12:40.
According to reports, warm temperatures in the upper 80s resulted in a number of runners requiring medical attention for dehydration, heat exhaustion and other problems.
The Boston Marathon is an annual marathon hosted by the city of Boston, Massachusetts, on Patriots’ Day, the third Monday of April.
The Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon, and ranks as one of the world’s best-known road racing events. It is one of five World Marathon Majors.
It was first held in 1897, inspired by the success of the first modern-day marathon competition in the 1896 Summer Olympics.
Orr was a standout runner at Wren High School and Winthrop University and continues to compete in races throughout the country.