Local man finishes 17th in Boston Marathon

Tate Schienbein, 24, of West Lafayette finished ahead of nearly all of the 26,000 people that started the race.

Posted: Apr. 19, 2018 7:07 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) -- A local man is back home after finishing in 17th place in this year's Boston Marathon.

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Tate Schienbein, 24, of West Lafayette finished ahead of nearly all of the 26,000 people that started the race.

He finished the marathon with a time of two hours 28 minutes and 53 seconds.

With temperatures in the 30s, rain and a head wind of 30 miles per hour, Schienbein said it was the worst weather in Boston Marathon history.

Schienbein pushed through the weather to beat his own expectations.

"Going in I think my time coming in was ranked 47th and I told myself if I could match that with my place, that would be awesome. And I think I wound up getting 17th so I was pretty happy with that," said Schienbein.

Schienbein is the owner of Hammer Donuts on Purdue's campus. He said running and running a business gives him balance.

"With the shop it's you kind of have to take everything one day at a time. With running a marathon you have to take it one mile at a time. If you're on mile five you can't be thinking about mile 26 because you're not there yet so just worry about what you have going on right at the time and I kind of use my running to help with my mentality in the store and my mentality in the store to help with my running," said Schienbein.

Schienbein is currently training for the Berlin Marathon in September.

His goal is to make the field for the Olympic qualifying race.

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