She did it again! Amanda McCann, Clinical Manager at Southern New Hampshire Health Rehabilitation, recently completed her second virtual Boston Marathon in just a matter of months.
The COVID-19 pandemic forced Massachusetts to postpone the Boston Marathon that was set for April 20, 2020. To honor her plan, McCann still ran 26.2 miles on the original date.
During the week of September 5 to 14, the 124th Boston Marathon was officially held virtually. On Sunday, September 13, McCann completed another 26.2 miles to further raise money for the non-profit organization she supports.
In total she raised over $10,500 for Camp Shriver, a summer camp for kids with and without disabilities, with the help of family and friends. McCann has also been active with the Special Olympics and the Gate City Striders.
“I ran the marathon again because I wanted to see the commitment through and hope to bring some positivity in these challenging times and inspire others,” McCann explains.
She started running in 2009 and completed her first marathon in 2013. “I love the Boston Marathon. The running community is amazing, supportive, and positive. I run for those who can’t. Prior to running my first Boston Marathon in 2014, I worked in the Boston Marathon Finish Line Medical Tent. I was working the day of the bombings in 2013 and that day changed my life. I have now run Boston five times. I have qualified two times but raised money for Camp Shriver every year. I also run for a boy named Michael through a program called ‘I RUN 4 Michael.’ I dedicate all my runs to him.”
Join us in congratulating Amanda McCann for completing her second Boston Marathon this year!