2015 Boston Marathon – Thank You!

2015 Boston Marathon (Children's Hospital)In April I ran the 2015 Boston Marathon as part of the Boston Children’s Hospital “Miles for Miracles” team. I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who helped me take part in this grand adventure, whether it was by offering a donation, keeping me company on a training run, or cheering from the sidelines along Commonwealth Avenue. Together we raised almost $12,000 to help Boston Children’s Hospital continue serving our community and the world with programs to help low-income and at-risk kids, develop revolutionary new techniques and treatments, and train the next generation of pediatricians and nurses.

It was a great race, and despite the cold and rainy weather, there were people lining every mile of the course. I can now say from experience that if you ever have a chance to run Boston, do it, because nothing compares to running the world’s oldest and most celebrated marathon through eight (!) different Massachusetts cities and towns, all leading up to the final left turn onto Boylston Street and then crossing that historic finish line. In the end, I had a lot of fun over the course of 26.2 miles and and saw a lot of friends along the way, and (if you’re keeping score) I managed to beat my PR by about 2 minutes, with a final time of 3:51:51.

Oh—and in case you missed it, check out this great profile video that was featured on Boston.com! You can also check out the video and read the original story here. (Credit to Chris Rattey for the article and Guru Amar Khalsa for the video.)


Nicholas Arcolano

Senior Data Scientist at TrueMotion. Formerly Runkeeper, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Harvard SEAS Ph.D. Loves running, though it doesn't always love him back.

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