Wounded Marine Who Lost Leg In Afghanistan Finishes Boston Marathon
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 22, 2017,
Apr 22, 2017, 23:09
But Tews, a longtime local running ambassador from Kawkawlin, enjoyed a milestone moment of her own by crossing the finish line 25 years after her first Boston Marathon experience. In 2011, she was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York, where they quote Laurel Thatcher Ulrich: "Well-behaved women seldom make history".
"I do this to inspire people".
Now 70 years old, Switzer completed the race in about four-and-a-half hours, about 10 minutes slower than her time in 1967. She'd registered under the name "K.V. Switzer" not with the intention of becoming a women's pioneer in the sport but to prove to her coach, Syracuse's Arnie Briggs, that women could run 26.2 miles.
However, just two miles into the marathon, she was stopped by the race director, Jock Semple, who demanded that she hand over her bib and leave the race.
Some runners enter the marathon with the intent to win against others, but many athletes aim to compete against themselves, beating their best times or pushing themselves just to complete it.
The Kenyans are back in Boston after a relative lull that saw them shut out in the world's most prestigious marathon twice in the past three years. Not long afterward, Manuela Schar won the women's division push-rim in 1:28:17, also is a world record.
Jimmy Golen has covered the Boston Marathon for The Associated Press since 1995.
The station reports that Granville is a nine-year veteran that lost a portion of his leg to a roadside bomb while serving in Afghanistan in 2008.
The flag was a gift from his unit, received while he was in the hospital. This year, she wore orange when she ran to honor her daughter's boyfriend. "I'm channeling it to be positive and to give back to whatever I have taken away from the community".
"I wouldn't have been able to do it without you all", Sanchez said. We live for others - I've learned that throughout being angry, and frustrated, and with all that PTSD.
Keflezighi, who plans to retire from racing after this year's NY marathon, stopped after his victory to touch the hand of Bill Richard, whose 8-year-old son Martin was the youngest person to die in the bombing.