Boston Marathon Runner Reflects On Race, Endurance Challenges

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The 128th Boston Marathon put runners to the test on Monday, and now some athletes are reflecting on how the race went.

WBZ NewsRadio's Drew Moholland spoke to Felicia Lee, a runner from New Hampshire, about the challenges she faced along the marathon route.

The weather on Monday was beautiful — sunny and in the 60s. But, Lee trained during the cold New England winter, so she said the sun was actually an obstacle.

“I was on pace, I was staying strong, calm and doing well until 10 miles and then the sun just wreaked havoc [on me],” she said.  

Lee said she also experienced lightheadedness and body chills. She almost quit at mile 17, but seeing her husband along the route encouraged her to keep going.

“He just made sure that I was hydrated and when I was ready to give up, they said 'nope, you are going to finish this [race] one way or another,'” she added.  

Lee said she was also motivated by the spirit of the spectators.

“Somebody screamed at me “You’re so much faster than the Green Line! So, they were great,” she added.  

WBZ's Drew Moholland (@DrewWBZ) reports. 

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