Joc and her sister and teammate, Justine, were nearing the finish line when the 117th Boston Marathon® was halted. They're looking forward to the opportunity to complete the 26.2 miles in 2014.
Last year, on
April 15, I set out to run my first marathon—26.2 miles on my 26th
birthday. As I passed by the sign that said 1 mile remaining I remember
reminding myself to take in every precious moment. What could be a better
birthday present to give myself than crossing that finish line? Within minutes,
This year’s Boston
Marathon is so
much bigger than myself. This
year I am running for the community of Boston; to remember and celebrate the
lives of Krystle, Lu, Martin and Officer Sean; for those that were injured; for
the men and women that worked hard to keep us all safe; for my sister; for my New England Aquarium family and the outreach program
and for my family and friends that supported me before, during and after last
year’s marathon. I am immensely grateful for this opportunity and can't
wait to cross that finish line.
The New England Aquarium is an official charity of the 118th Boston Marathon. Funds raised by our runners will support hands-on, interactive outreach programs that reach 45,000 children in diverse communities every year. Through your generosity, Aquarium educators will inspire young children to learn about and protect the world’s oceans.
Learn more about the New England Aquarium Marathon Team