North Gwinnett Alum Finishes in Top 8 in Boston Marathon


This year’s Boston Marathon featured the first American woman winner since 1985, with six other American women finishing in the top eight. One of these women was Gwinnett County native and North Gwinnett alum, Nicole Dimercurio.

Pushing through wind gusts estimated at up to 45 miles per hour and temperatures ranging from the upper 30s to the mid-40s, Dimercurio finished fifth in the Women’s Elite Division and sixth overall in the 26.2-mile race, with a time of 2 hours, 45 minutes, and 52 seconds.

Nicole Dimercurio ran for both North Gwinnett High School and was an All-SEC runner for the University of Georgia, she is now running professionally for ZAP Fitness-Reebok.

The Boston Marathon was only the third marathon for Dimercurio, whose first was at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials, where she placed 82nd. She finished 11th overall at the U.S. Marathon Championships last December and has qualified for the 2020 Olympic marathon trials taking place in Atlanta in February of 2020.


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