Only a few days out from Boston now! We’re noticing a lot of familiar faces popping up in the media, both locally and nationally, and we wanted to share some of those highlights with you here:
BAA runner Stefani Harvey has her sights set on a fast time in her Boston Marathon debut:
Though Stefani has always enjoyed both the mental and physical challenges of training and competing, the past few years have not been without their difficulties. For nearly two years she was sidelined by a longstanding hamstring injury, which finally subsided last spring. Having her health back, running weekly workouts and long runs with her B.A.A. teammates, and the guidance of fellow teammate and coach Dan Smith have allowed Stefani to watch her workout paces drop steadily.
Great piece on the Whirlaway father/daughter duo of Mike and Kathryn Cooney:
Not long after Cooney crosses the finish line on Boylston Street, his daughter, Kathryn, 22, is expected to finish her second marathon and first Boston Marathon.
“It’s crazy to think that,” Cooney said. “I have a picture downstairs of me pushing her in a runner’s stroller — to think that now she’s 22 years old and doing it on her own … I’d like to get a finish line picture. It is surreal. I’ll be thinking of her during the race.”
Carol Chaoui, as featured in Boston Magazine, will be running the marathon while undergoing cancer treatment:
Carol Chaoui, a 52-year-old mother of four living in Wellesley, has been running since she was 13. She runs five days a week, organizes her town Turkey Trot, and helps fitness newbies train for 5Ks. In a few weeks, she’ll compete in her eighth Boston Marathon, which will also be the 15th marathon of her running career.
26.2 short videos on the marathon, and Mile 6 might even feature some work by Josh Campbell
John Young on the Today show! #bethehammer
Meet John Young, who has run six marathons, 10 half marathons and 36 triathlons even though other runners tower over him because he has dwarfism.
We’ve featured local photographer extraordinaire Josh Campbell’s work on the Level before, but leading up to Boston he’s showing up just about everywhere:
I’m honored to share that Nike has created a shirt with one of my photos. Hop online at Nike.com/Boston and click to shop the marathon merchandise and get your limited edition shirt. They should have some in the Boston store soon too. #nike #nikeboston #nikerunning #bostonmarathon #runners #runningphotography #sostoked #imeancomeonitsanikeshirt #stoked #weatherbreakswedont
Last, but not least…