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Boston Marathon: Mindel chops five minutes off personal best

Scott Mindel, left, a former Shenendehowa runner, finished Monday's Boston marathon in 2:22:25 for a personal best. Fernando Cabada, right, shown winning the 2009 Gazette Stockade-athon, finished 16th overall in 2:18:23.
Scott Mindel, left, a former Shenendehowa runner, finished Monday's Boston marathon in 2:22:25 for a personal best. Fernando Cabada, right, shown winning the 2009 Gazette Stockade-athon, finished 16th overall in 2:18:23.
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Scott Mindel’s phone battery gave up while his friends were trying to reach him on Monday.

Unlike his phone, the Ballston Lake native never ran out of juice.

On the contrary, he said he’d never felt better over the final five miles of any marathon, and the product was a big personal-record 2:22:25 at the Boston Marathon, good for 30th place overall and 17th among American runners.

The congratulations came first; the calls of ...

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