April 15/2002 -- Two weeks shy of her 47th birthday and eight weeks from giving birth, April Nolan is competing in the Boston Marathon.
Despite urgings from friends and family to skip the prestigious race, at mid-afternoon Nolan was on pace to finish the 26.2 miles in 6 hours, 46 minutes.
She planned to walk about 75 percent of the way, running only the downhill stretches.
Nolan, who lives in the Syracuse suburb of Camillus, said she had clearance from her doctor and had spoken with marathon officials, who allowed her in the race.
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Originally posted on April 15, 2002
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