4 Native Runners Finish Boston Marathon

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown April 27th, 2015 Last Updated on: April 27th, 2015

NBC 12 News reports that 4 Native American runners from Arizona all ran and finished the Boston Marathon on Monday. Congratulations to Trent Taylor, Anthony Masayesva, Steve Ovah and Caroline Sekaquaptewa!

All four runners finished the marathon race in under 3 hours, a major accomplishment for any runner. Taylor led the way finishing 219th out of more than 30,000 runners with around a six minutes per mile pace.

Both Steve Ovah and Caroline Sekaquaptewa were sponsored by We Run Strong, an organization dedicated to preserving the tradition of running for Hopi people and encouraging other Native and non Native people to participate in running activities.

Way to go guys!

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Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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Always great to see Native Americans get some recognition.

Frank D Price Jr.

Congratulations to each of you on your great running performance in the Boston Marathon, what a great effort. Every American Indian believes you were running in that event for them and we all appreciate your conditioning and training you endured to participate so well in this fine event. My best to each of you always.

Frank D Price Jr.
Tlingit Tribe

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