Have you ever heard of Juli Windsor? She finished her first Boston Marathon in 2014. And she’s three feet nine inches tall.
She and a friend a little bit taller, John Young, were in the in the 2013 Boston Marathon. You know, the year of the bombing, and they were halted a half mile short of the finish line. But she did complete Boston in 2014, something I’ve never been able to do (yet).
I mention this now because she’s the subject of a new documentary entitled Undaunted. I haven’t seen the release schedule, but you can view the trailer here: http://artery.wbur.org/2014/12/23/boston-marathon-abel-windsor-documentary
If you want to know more, there was an excellent article about Julie and John in the April, 2014 issue of Runner’s World magazine. It was a fascinating read for three reasons: it was their story, a running story, and an account of the bombing. If you need inspiration, you can find it at http://www.runnersworld.com/runners-stories/big-the-story-of-two-little-people-running-boston