WKU alum/employee races Boston Marathon

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Bowling Green’s very own Western Kentucky University alumni and employee just finished up running the Boston Marathon today. 

41-year-old Shanda Blair finished  her second ever Marathon today – the Boston Marathon and its extremely uphill trek.

She said even though her friends pressured her into running the huge marathon, she ended up loving the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Shanda’s finish time was 3 hours 30 minutes and 16 seconds… but it might just be a one time thing!

“I’ve done it. It was amazing. It was a great experience, but I think I’m done,” said Shanda. “I like shorter distances. They hurt less!”

Shanda said the best part was when all her friends and family treated her to Starbucks after cheering her on all 26.2 miles

Shanda’s  nowhere near done hanging up her tennis shoes. She’ll spend the rest of April preparing for an upcoming 50 k trail race.