21 Dec '12, 7pm

“Some people run a marathon through sheer force of will…I’m one of those people.” New blog from @TEAMFOX Thanks guys!

“Some people run a marathon through sheer force of will…I’m one of those people.” New blog from @TEAMFOX Thanks guys!

The Michael J. Fox Foundation: Speeding a Cure for Parkinson’s Disease To honor her mother, Merrie, who has Parkinson’s, Meredith Boone Tutterow ran a marathon for Team Fox, the community fundraising arm of The Michael J. Fox Foundation. Meredith admits, however, she’s not a natural born runner. “Some people run a marathon through sheer force of will,” she says. “I’m one of those people.” At 40, Meredith knew if she ever ran a marathon, it was now or never. She challenged her mom’s sister, Susan McClellan, 60, who had run marathons before, to race with her. Susan recruited her friend, Patty Elkus, 50, to run with them. And their team, the Merrie Miles, was born. “For 18 weeks, all I did was work, run and sleep,” says Meredith, who finished in just over five hours, Susan and Patty not far behind. “Completing the marathon — and seeing my whole family cheering me on along the...

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