On Saturday, Mason ran the course in 8:59:04, a bit slower compared to his 8:46 time last year.
“But I was quite happy with it,” Mason said.
As in the past, Mason wore a kilt in honor of his homeland.
“I think I was the only one running in a kilt, although I’m not sure,” said Mason, who was born in Scotland and lived in the United Kingdom.
Mason said he figured a lot of people read about him wearing a kilt in the race in the newspaper story that was published last week because people he didn’t know were yelling “go, Jerry.”
Mason talked about the joys of running in the event, which including an area after the Weverton Cliffs which was “mobbed” by spectators cheering on runners.
Kathleen Luzier, 44, of Boonsboro, was able to shave off about 47 minutes from her time last year with her time Saturday of 8:10:27. On Sunday, the stay-at-home mother spent the day in Brunswick, Md., watching her daughter play in some basketball scrimmages.
When Luzier returned home, she was getting ready to go for a quick run to help loosen her legs.
“It never ends,” Luzier said.
The other profiled runner, Jesse Garrant of Martinsburg, W.Va., could not be reached for comment.
Garrant, a lieutenant in the U.S. Coast Guard, National Maritime Center, completed the race in 8:49:20, according to the JFK 50 Mile website.