I was born the year of the Dragon… I am Fearless!
On April 20, 2020, my life long running goal of participating in the Boston Marathon will be fulfilled! I will be running as a member of 261 Fearless Team Boston 2020 and I am honored to be apart of this fabulous organization. I remember listening in awe, back in 2017 on the eve of NYC Marathon, when Kathrine Switzer recounted her story of being the first female entrant to run and finish the all men’s Boston Marathon. Getting to meet Kathrine that evening brought light to me in the sense of how running has changed my life and the enormous empowerment running can provide for females of all ages and ability.
To run the Boston Marathon and represent the 261 Fearless Team Boston 2020 is a tremendous honor for me. However, I cannot accomplish this without your support and I hope you will join me in contributing, any amount possible, towards reaching my fundraising goal of $9,000. I truly cannot get to the finish line without your help. All proceeds go directly to 261 Fearless.
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Running has been a part of my life since I was a little girl. When I was four-years old, having just arrived to the US with my two older brothers and my immigrant parents. I was immersed into school without knowing how to speak English at that time and subsequently was very, very “shy” growing up. Running for me started in middle school and it became more of a necessity in high school to satisfy the dreaded PE credit. I was not the most athletic, nor was I the strongest so I was the last one picked on teams and the first one hit in dodge-ball. However, running was for me…just one foot in front of the other. Don’t get me wrong, running is not easy and can test one’s mental strength and discipline. More importantly, running became my escapism. Later in life, I joined the running clubs with other females and they have been a tremendous strength in support during my running and our high mileage runs. The camaraderie and friendships amongst woman runners are treasured. Running has given me the empowerment to gain confidence in myself, find my own self worth, and accept myself for who I am and not who I should be. Running has helped me through some of the toughest challenges in my life.
In 2017 I had set my goal to accomplish The Abbott World Marathon Majors. This is a series of six of the largest and most renowned marathons in the world. In no particular order, they are: Tokyo, Boston, Chicago, New York, London, Berlin. To date, I have completed Tokyo (2/17), Chicago (10/17), New York (11/17), London (4/18) and Berlin (9/18). The Boston Marathon is the 6th marathon in the series for me. It is also the most coveted, most prestigious and most sought after marathons amongst all runners to run. Boston 2020 will complete my 6th Star in the Marathon Majors.