Prof. Amanda Tyler Survives Wintry Boston Marathon

We got a tip that Prof. Amanda Tyler finished the Boston Marathon on April 13. With near-freezing temperatures and snow squalls, the weather conditions were among the worst ever in the history of the race. Here’s what she says:

“Yes, I did run Boston last Monday and it was a tough one. It was my ninth Boston (my fifteenth marathon), and I had only one goal — to qualify to return next year. Happily, I did and I plan to return next year to run my 10th.┬áThe runners this year faced gale force headwinds; temperatures in the 30s at the start; driving rain, sleet and/or hail along the entire course; and flooding roads to boot. The biggest incentive to run fast was simply to get out of the horrific conditions!”

Congratulations, Amanda!