Irene Taylor, 75, of Anchorage claimed the women’s 75-79 age group on Monday, running 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to Boston, Massachusetts, in 4 hours, 41 minutes and 27 seconds.

This effort earned her Alaska Athlete of the Week honors. It also got her an invite to the awards ceremony at Fenway Park.

Taylor’s time was a big improvement from her last run at Boston in 2018, when she placed ninth in the 70-74 age group in 4:46:52.

The Alaska Athlete of the Week is selected by a panel each Monday.

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Also receiving votes: Colton Paul, Raythan Robbins.

Photos of Irene Taylor by Randy Taylor.