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When did you start running?

I started running at age 12 when my father encouraged me to run a mile a day so I could make the field hockey team in my high school.

Why did you want to run the Boston Marathon on 1967?

I discovered early that running always made me feel powerful, free and fearless. The longer I ran, the stronger I felt, so the 26.2 mile distance intrigued me. It was supposedly open to anyone who wanted to try to run. I felt thrilled by the prospect of running the 26.2 mile in a race where supposedly anyone could run in the same race as the greatest runners in the world. There was no other sport like that!


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