LINCOLN, R.I. - Gillian Gagne and Will Maloney, employees in Amica Insurance’s Seattle office, recently completed the Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon on Nov. 26. The two account managers shared an inside look into their marathon training process through a Team Amica blog on the Seattle Marathon’s website.
“Training for this marathon was incredibly difficult, but a lot of fun,” said Gagne, who had run two marathons before Seattle. “I enjoyed every step of the way, despite a few setbacks, and definitely wouldn’t count marathon number four out of the question!”
“It was unlike anything I’d previously done in my life,” said Maloney after completing his first marathon. “We dedicated so much time and energy building up to race day, and despite some injuries, we were both able to cross the finish line. I’m very proud to be able to say that we completed the 2017 Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon.”
Gagne and Maloney were among more than 6,000 runners and walkers for the full and half marathons in Seattle.
Rick Lader, of Fairbanks, Alaska, won the full marathon, crossing the tape in 2:34:04. The first female finisher in the full marathon was Trisha Steidl, of Seattle, Washington, with a time of 3:05:37.
Scott Dahlberg, of Laramie, Wyoming, won the half-marathon run in a time of 1:12:49, while Annie Reed, of Seattle, Washington, was the top female finisher in that event with a time of 1:26:15.