Naperville Runner Traveling to Boston

Naperville resident Kim Scott will be one of thousands of participants running in the Boston Marathon.

She grew up in England where she was a runner and athleticism ran in the family.

“I always ran 800 meter races and my father was an Olympic coach,” says Scott. “As he got older he couldn’t do the sprints anymore so he started cycling and running marathons.”

When Kim’s friend Linda Conklin turned 50 she decided she wanted to run a marathon and Kim joined in. Kim’s father suggested they run the London Marathon and after that first race Kim was hooked.

“I’ve always had that competitive spirit,” says Scott. “I did the Chicago Marathon and said well I have to qualify for Boston because that’s what people who fun marathons do.”

Kim ran the Chicago Marathon in under three hours and 55 minutes to qualify for the Boston Marathon.

She will be running for charity supporting the Children’s Miracle Network. She’s hoping to raise $1,000.

The hardest part is getting started and Kim says if you commit to your training schedule and try your hardest you can run 26.2 as well.

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