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April 13, 2013

1st-time Boston Marathon entrants eager for challenge

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“My husband (Joe) was a runner when we met,” she said. “We ran together and that’s when I basically got hooked. When we were living in Florida, a good friend and I decided that since we were running so much we should have a goal, so we ran a half-marathon. That was great, and once you run one of those you think, ‘If I can do that, I can do a marathon.’ That’s how it started.”

For Jarvis, this will be his fourth marathon, although he’s taken an unconventional path.

“I did a marathon in 1982 when I was in college,” he said. “It was an impulsive thing. I was not a runner. I ran for stress relief.”

Jarvis entered the Denver Marathon, held in early May.

“I didn’t hear about it until February,” he said. “I thought, ‘I’m 20. What the heck? I run a little. I’ll give it a shot.

“I survived,” he added. “I ran the whole thing, made it to the end, and was a cripple for the next few days. But it’s the kind of thing you can get away with in college.”

Jarvis then put running, for the most part, on hold and didn’t get back into it until his 40s. He ran a trail marathon in Pinckney in 2009. Now he's ready for the streets leading into Boston.

 

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