DAILY TIMES CHRONICLE
The 13th Annual Lahey Health 5K Cancer Walk & Run will be held on Saturday, June 23, at Burlington High School with a start time of 8 a.m.
WICKED LOCAL WESTFORD
Westford’s Nancy Feehrer knew a great thing when she saw it. After watching Boston Marathon Director Dave McGillivray speak to Abbot students about perseverance and determination, Freehrer hatched the idea for a children’s book collaboration. The twist – the book would be written with the help of the very students who sat before McGillivray that November day, hanging on his every word.
You hit the fast food drive-through a couple times a week, and your grocery cart is regularly filled with cookies, packaged doughnuts, ice cream, chips (and dip). But you’re thin. You run—a lot—and you’re not gaining any weight, so all’s good, right? Well, not exactly. Put down the chocolate cupcake and hear us out.
The athletes venturing from Hopkinton to Boylston Street on Monday faced conditions worse than those on the ice sheet in Novo, Antartica. That’s according to Dave McGillivray, the Boston Marathon race director, who braved both climates for 26.2 miles in the past four months and said that in the Antarctic Circle, at least it wasn’t raining.
MARK ALLEN COACHING
If there was ever an athletic event that could have just folded under duress and horrendous circumstances, this was one of them. On race day two homemade bombs exploded near the finish line in 2013. It was a tragedy no one will forget. Sports should be immune from politics and world events, but on that day we were all reminded that it doesn’t.
THE BOSTON GLOBE
The first marathon, in Novo, Antartica, was tough. The second and the third were the same. But by the fourth and fifth, Dave McGillivray’s fatigue was fading and his legs felt firmer beneath him. And in Miami, running his seventh marathon on seven continents in seven days, he felt so good the only thing stopping the 63-year-old from going for eight was that he’d run out of continents.
As we head into the final weeks before the Boston Marathon Mark speaks with Dave McGillivray, the race director for this iconic event. Then John Stanton shares his memories of Terry Fox as an incredible athlete along with details on an event that commemorates the anniversary of the Marathon of Hope. Plus a Yukon-based writer shares the lessons she learned after her participation in the Yukon Arctic Ultra was cut short.