Tufts University

Following Their Footsteps

Marathon 2009For some members of the Tufts President's Marathon Challenge team, this year's race has become a family affair.

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For the sixth year in a row, the Tufts President's Marathon Challenge has pulled together a team of 200 Tufts students, staff, faculty, alumni, parents and friends from around the country, training together with the support of Coach Don Megerle for the annual running of Boston's Marathon on Apr. 20. The team also raises funds to support nutrition, medical and fitness programs at Tufts.

The world's oldest annual marathon, being run for the 113th time this year, is a 26-mile and 385-yard challenge of physical and emotional endurance. While some go it alone, many others choose to run with their greatest supporters—their family. Read feature story

Race Day Photos

Profile written by Kaitlin Melanson, Office of Web Communications

Burns photos by Alonso Nichols, University Photography. Race photos by Alonso Nichols and Joanie Tobin, University Photography. Homepage photo by Joanie Tobin, University Photography.

This story originally ran on Apr. 20, 2009.