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
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