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Apr 18, 2016 3:58 PM

Boston Marathon 2016: Top American finisher Zachary Hine

The Associated Press

BOSTON, Mass. (AP) — Top American finisher Zachary Hine made a quick stop at the post-race news conference before finishing up some family business.

Hine, a Massachusetts native who lives in Dallas, wanted to head back to the course to congratulate his sister. Melissa Hine also ran the race and set a personal best.

Zachary Hine finished 10th in 2 hours, 21 minutes, 37 seconds. He says he's struggled in recent marathons and expected to have a similar problem in Boston.

In his words, "I was hanging on for dear life there."

An Ivy League champion in the 5,000- and 10,000-meter runs when he went to Cornell, Hine finished 16th in the 2011 Boston Marathon in 2:16:54. In the 2012 Olympic trials, he came in 31st at 2:16:40.

It was a good day all around for the South Hadley native and his family. Melissa finished in 3:18:28.

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