Principal From Michigan Runs 25.79 Miles in Boston but Completes Marathon at Home
With the manhunt going on for the Boston Marathon bomber and all the news stories covering everything from childhood friends of the suspects to their travel to Russia, a nice story comes from the Boston Marathon tragedy. It happened to a principal at Hamilton Elementary School in Michigan. Dr. Pam Mathers, 62, ran 25.79 miles of the 26.2-mile marathon when the explosions occurred and she was unable to cross the finish line.
When the principal got back home on Wednesday and went to school, the students and teachers had put a blue strip on the floor of the library marked, ‘2013 Boston Marathon’, allowing her to cross the finish line and complete the race, even giving her a medal. Fourth grader Nicolette Simmons said she was proud of Dr. Mathers and happy she was home safe and she was happy she got to finish the race at school.