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Continued: One mile to go: Trying to beat cancer to Boston's finish line

  • Article by: RACHEL BLOUNT , Star Tribune
  • Last update: April 12, 2014 - 11:01 AM

Scott has been able to take walks since her diagnosis, though she remains so weak that she can only sit up for a limited amount of time. Not being able to run has left a void in her life. “In my past two marathon trainings, I peaked at 71 or 72 miles a week,’’ she said. “To go from that activity level to being so weak that sitting up is a major activity, that’s quite a change. But I try to focus on the positive things.’’

That includes her big day on April 21, when one mile will feel as exhilarating as 26.2.

“Finishing what she started is very important to her,’’ Rosen said. “It’s an awesome finish at Boston, with all the people cheering. She didn’t get to hear that last year. She wants to cover that hallowed ground.’’

 

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