Krista DuChene, Olympian and mother of three, ran her first Boston Marathon in 2005. She was 28 years old and it was only her third marathon at the time. She ran it in 3:00:46.
Thirteen years later and at the age of 41, DuChene lined up among the 2018 Boston Marathon women’s elite field. With heavy winds, rain, and hail, this year would mark one of the worst conditions for the race, and while twenty-three elite runners would not finish, DuChene surprised both herself and the running community as she crossed the finish line and secured her spot on the podium.
On this week’s episode of The Shakeout, we bring you a special Mother’s Day episode featuring the story of DuChene at the 2018 Boston Marathon, and what we uncover behind her race report as an elite runner is the underlying story of a mother finding balance in her life.
We would like to thank the Ontario Media Development Corporation for their contributions to this podcast.