President Anne completed the Boson Marathon yesterday in a time of 4:38:30 seconds. In the WDAY news story (transcribed below), she told Dom Izzo it was a grueling race but it was well worth it.
After running the 26-mile course, Blackhurst hosted a reception last night with Boston area alumni.
Despite poor weather, MSUM President Anne Blackurst says 2015 Boston Marathon was a memorable one
DOM IZZO | WDAY TV
Boston, MA (WDAY TV) – MSU Moorhead president Anne Blackhurst told me last week s she didn’t know what to expect when she lined up for the start of Monday’s Boston Marathon.
I’m sure she wasn’t expecting 40 degrees, rain and 30 mile-per-hour winds, which greeted the runners during the entire race.
Blackhurst was hoping for around four hours and 15 minutes. She finished in a time of 4:38:30 seconds. And says despite not getting her desired time, this was a memorable day.
“When I talked to you (WDAY Sports Director Dom Izzo) last week, I said I was going to soak it all in, and I’m pretty soaked that’s for sure. It was amazing. I would describe it as a grueling. When I turned onto Boylston Street and saw the finish line, I felt really emotional and the spectators were amazing. It’s a memory I’ll never forget, that’s for sure,” said President Blackhurst.
Now that’s all over and done with was it worth it?” Izzo asked.
“(Laughs) To be perfectly honest I had moments during the 4 hours and 30 minutes and 40 seconds that I was running, where I wondered if it was worth it. But now that it’s all over, that’s the thing about marathons, once they’re over you have amnesia you can’t remember how hard it was. Yeah, I think it was worth it. It’s a great story. I ran the Boston Marathon on the day when it was 30 miles-per-hour winds and pelting rain the entire way.” Blackhurst said.
Blackhurst said she will run the 5K in Fargo in a couple weeks, then part of the relay teams on Marathon Saturday.