BOSTON — They trained for months, putting hours into long runs, stretching and making sure their body was in top shape.
While they were totally prepared to run 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to Boylston on Marathon Monday, the weather made it difficult for many to finish. Runners had to drop out due to hypothermia caused of pouring rain, cold temperatures and a chilly wind.
"I was so devastated to not be able to see my dream come true, but I realized that we don’t have to let a silly day of bad weather dictate our victory!" wrote Ally Wagner on Facebook.
Wagner, Alyssa Maglione and Julie Wilkerson have organized what they are calling Boston Marathon 2.0 next Sunday on April 29 at 8 a.m. They will run the whole course again, and are welcoming anyone to join, whether they want to run the full 26.2 or part of the course.
"I am amazed at the incredible community in Boston— you all really do embody what it means to be BOSTON STRONG: resilient community helping others!" she wrote.
For those who want to run, cheer for runners or pass out water, there is a sign up sheet through the group's Facebook group.
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