Avon’s Dave Coyne Finishes Boston Marathon as 365th in Age Group

AVON – Dave Coyne finished his 46th Boston Marathon Monday.

According to our news partners News 10NBC, Coyne, 65, crossed the finish line in 5 hours, 11 minutes and 18 seconds.

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“I take it one year at a time,” said Coyne last week. “I would love to continue to run marathons until I’m in my mid-80s. If my body holds up, I will, but if it doesn’t, it doesn’t. I try to train smart and balance running with cross training to take care of my body.”

Coyne finished 365th in his age group and 24,595th overall.

He ran at a pace of 11:53 minutes per mile.

Coyne trains by running 40 to 50 miles per week, and usually starts 3 to 4 months ahead of time for marathons, starting with lower mileage and gradually increasing the distance and number of days he runs.

“I do cross training. We all do cross training,” said Coyne. “We bike and swim, and as we get closer to a marathon we are running 5 or 6 days a week instead of maybe 4. The first few weeks you’re kind of cautious but the last week you shut it down.”

Coyne and the South of the Thruway Runners train locally in Livingston County in a variety of locations and terrains.

“Quite often we start right in Geneseo at Cycle Craze,” said Coyne about his training and local running routes. “We run on the campus quite a bit, we do hills on the campus, we do long runs once a week, and sometimes we run around Conesus Lake. There’s quite a group, sometimes we get 15 runners on a single day.”

Coyne plans to continue running for as many years as possible, and has no intention of stopping so long as he stays healthy.

(L-R) Al Froome, Tom Jerris, Dave Coyne and Tim Dwyer all running partners with a picture of Dave running an earlier Boston Marathon. (Photo Facebook.