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Local Resident Running for Charlestown Lacrosse and Learning Center

Meaghan Doherty, 19, has been running since age 6 and is preparing for her first Boston Marathon this year.

Meaghan Doherty. Credit: Meaghan Doherty
Meaghan Doherty. Credit: Meaghan Doherty

A 19-year-old Charlestown resident is getting ready to lace up her shoes for the 2014 Boston Marathon. 

Below is a snapshot profile of Meaghan Doherty, including what is motivating her to run in this year's marathon. 

Name: Meaghan Doherty

Age: 19

Goal: To finish the marathon!

Reason for Running: I have been running competitively since the age of 6, thanks to my dad in the Battle of Bunker Hill road race, and continued running throughout high school. I have always wanted to run a marathon someday, but never would have imagined having the opportunity to do so at 19 years old. After last year's tragic events, I am running in memory of those who lost their lives on this horrific day, those who were injured, and those who did not get a chance to finish. I have the chance to run for something greater than myself, it is an honor. 

Fundraising Link: http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/meaghandoherty/bostonmarathon

Kevin Kelly March 10, 2014 at 06:23 PM
We're all so very proud of you Meaghan!!!
Eileen Locke March 12, 2014 at 10:10 AM
Your an inspiration to all Meaghan. We'll be rooting for you.

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