Chu, Heinrich are Alaska's top Boston Marathon finishers

Blood from victims covers the sidewalk on Boylston Street, at the site of an explosion during the 2013 Boston Marathon in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013. At the right foreground is a folding chair with the design of an American flag on the cover. Two explosions shattered the euphoria of the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry off the injured while the stragglers were rerouted away from the smoking site of the blasts. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Charles Krupa
Runners start the 117th running of the Boston Marathon, in Hopkinton, Mass., Monday, April 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)
Stew Milne
New York Mets pitcher Jeremy Hefner throws in the snow before a scheduled baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Monday, April 15, 2013, in Denver. The game has been canceled. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Steve Chu of Eielson Air Force Base was the top Alaska finisher at Monday's Boston Marathon, which was marred by explosions at the finish line that killed three people and injured more than 100.

Dozens of Alaskans annually run Boston, the most celebrated marathon in the world.

Chu, 30, clocked 2 hours, 54 minutes, 31 seconds. Second among Alaskans, according to results from the Boston Athletic Association, the event organizer, was John Bursell, 49, of Juneau, who ran 2:59:21. Third among Alaskans was Michael Wheatall, 52, of Anchorage, in 3:01:08.

Jessica Heinrich, 33, of Anchorage, was reported in results as the fastest Alaska woman, clocking 3:29:14. Roberta Spayd, 39, of Anchorage was second among Alaska women in 3:29:33 and Brittany Sedlacek, 27, of Anchorage, was third in 3:39:00.

Also, Shirley Reilly, who was born in Barrow and won the women's wheelchair division at Boston last year, finished fourth among women Monday in 1:52:19.

Anchorage Daily News