Runner brings Boston Marathon to Winnfield

Runner brings Boston Marathon to Winnfield

Ashley Crawford, of Winnfield, who just crossed the finish line of her virtual Boston Martahon

Runner brings Boston Marathon to Winnfield

Ashley Crawford and her friend Colby Ray, who helped her train for the marathon and rode his bike alongside her.

While the 2020 Boston Marathon had been cancelled due to COVID-19, the 17,000 runners around the nation still took to doing the event in droves virtually. Among the runners, Ashley Crawford of Winnfield started her virtual Boston Marathon at the Winnfield Senior High School, and was greeted by family and friends who came to cheer her on Sept. 12.

“Doing the Boston Marathon was always on my bucket list, and I was pretty disappointed that it was cancelled,” Crawford said. “But in a way, it was more special since my family and friends were able to be there with me.”

The Boston Marathon put on an app that allowed all runners who participated virtually to see where they would have been on their journey in the actual 26.2-mile marathon.






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