A Double Definition of Courage

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

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