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Tufts Strong, One Year Later

One year ago today, the sun rose over tens of thousands of runners on their way to the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.; the sun set on a community scattered and lost, a city torn by tragedy. Of the 159 members of the Tufts Marathon Team participating in the 2014 Boston Marathon, 59 will finally have the chance to finish the race they started on that fateful day in 2013. Watch them as they prepare for the journey over Heartbreak Hill to the finish line.

"We’re tethered together over 26.2 miles,” says Coach Don Megerle. “This is beyond joy…that sense of accomplishment, words can’t describe it."

A Life Regained

“In the immediate aftermath of the killing of Sean Collier, a young MIT police officer who was shot while sitting in his cruiser at the edge of the campus in Cambridge, 33-year-old MBTA officer Richard (“Dic”) Donohue got caught up in a wild nighttime shootout between police and bombing suspects on the streets of nearby Watertown that left him critically wounded. Donohue was rushed to Mount Auburn Hospital, where Heather Coffin Studley, M06, an ER physician on duty, awaited his arrival. She would be instrumental in saving his life…” Read the full story on TuftsNow.

You Keep Us Running

With less than a week to go, these Tufts runners can use all of the support they can get! At Tufts, we run as one—make a gift today. The Tufts Marathon Team has raised more than $4.5 million to support nutrition, medical, and fitness programs, including research on childhood obesity, at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.