Tufts Marathon Team Returns To Finish What It Started

Monday, April 14, 2014

Coach Don Megerle with members of the Tufts marathon team.

Emotions are running high for many athletes who are preparing physically and mentally to compete in the Boston Marathon. The Boston Athletic Association has invited back more than 5,000 runners who did not get to finish last year’s marathon because of the bombings. Among the runners are members of the Tufts Marathon Team, including Mackenzie Loy who ran the Boston Marathon for the first time last year with her father, but was stopped at mile 25.

The Tufts Marathon Team, which is believed to be the largest collegiate marathon program in the country, will field a team of over 150 runners this year, including 56 who were unable to complete the 2013 marathon. In recent weeks our partner WGBH has been following the team preparations—this will be the 10th Boston Marathon that the director of the Tufts Marathon Team, Don Megerle, has coached.

Coach Megerle and Mackenzie Loy talk to The Takeaway about why every member of the 2014 Tufts Marathon Team is more determined than ever to reach the finish line. 

A member of the Tufts marathon team.
A member of the Tufts marathon team.
A member of the Tufts marathon team greets coach Megerle.
A member of the Tufts marathon team.
Two members of the Tufts marathon team.
A member of the Tufts marathon team.
A member of the Tufts marathon team with coach Megerle
A member of the Tufts marathon team with coach Megerle
A member of the Tufts marathon team.
Members of the Tufts marathon team.
A member of the Tufts marathon team.
Members of the Tufts marathon team.
Elizabeth Ross
Tufts marathon team members beginning their training run.
Elizabeth Ross
Tufts marathon team members beginning their training run.

Guests:

Mackenzie Loy and Coach Don Megerle

Produced by:

Elizabeth Ross

Comments [2]

Elaine Phelan from NY

Way to go!!!!

Apr. 18 2014 09:23 AM
George J. Holland from Lincoln CA

This role model of Tufts response to last year's BM speaks well for our country, our universities and our youth. We are a people who cherish our freedoms and our leisure pursuits. We have and shall overcome any people, domestic or foreign, who dare to challenge what we have worked so long to sustain,at great sacrifice. I am so proud of all the young people and adults who have dedicated a year of their life to send a message to the world on April 21! GJH

Apr. 14 2014 04:35 PM

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