Take a look at the #RunProvidence connection in this years race
Molly Huddle - is arguably the top distance runner in the US at the moment. Molly successfully kicked off the BAA Boston Marathon weekend’s festivities by smashing the AMERICAN RECORD for the 5k on the road. Go HAM! (Hard as Molly). Congratulations to Molly and coach Ray Treacy on yet another US record. Read more about her race here. @MollyHuddle
Amy Hastings-Cragg - US Olympian, 2h27m03s marathon PR, is ready to battle it out with the leaders in her debut Boston Marathon. The Brooks athlete is also coached by Ray Treacy and is well prepared for this years event. #RunHappy Amy and Watch out Boston! That's Amy in the photos all smiles after a seriously hardcore session on the East Bay Bike Path. The girl is ready to run with the best of them. @HastyHastings
Steph Reilly - Providence College Alum and newly appointed Assistant Coach, Olympian and Mother of 2 boys, Steph is taking her first Boston Marathon. In only her second run at the distance, we can't wait to see what Steph will do.
Marie Davenport - PC alum, Olympian and mother of 2 girls, Marie is quietly returning to elite racing in this years event. We wish her the best of luck and look forward to seeing this former NCAA champion back in action.
Keep tabs on our crew at @runprovidence
Little Rhody's Boston Marathon Heritage
The Last Rhode Island winner of the Boston Marathon was Ellison "Tarzan" Brown. Called "Deerfoot" amongst his people, he was a two-time winner of the Boston Marathon in 1936 and 1939. He was a member and direct descendant of the royal family of the Narraganset Indian tribe of Rhode Island. Tarzan Brown also participated in the 1936 Olympics in Helisinki. One of the coolest facts about Brown is that infamous Heartbreak Hill was named after he broke his rivals going up the hill en route to winning the race in 1936. Read more about the fascinating life of Tarzan Brown here. We are enthralled by his story and created this design in his honor.
Heart Boston #BelieveInBoston
Two years ago I created the "Heart Boston" design to show our love for Boston and belief in the city after the tragedy that occurred there. Other people also wanted to show their love and buy the shirts. Last year and now again this year, I teamed with Oiselle to sell them at the CitySports Booth at the Boston Marathon Expo. The only way to get your hands on one, is to grab one in person at the Expo! See you up there.
New Balance Nails it
Providence’s biggest little advertising agency Nail is responsible for this year’s New Balance #OnlyInBoston advertising campaign. If you go to Boston this week, you wont miss the barrage of guerrilla marketing all over the city. My husband Myles Dumas was the senior graphic designer on the campaign, and I even got to add my 2 cents as a consultant! Nice work everyone.
So that's our connection to this years race. Lots to keep peak our interest in the World Marathon Major Event.
Good luck to all racing on Monday!