“I can close my eyes still and remember every sign and every person’s face and every dog. I can remember all of it. It was a true unicorn of a day.”
Adrianne Haslet went through hell to get to the start line of the 2022 Boston Marathon. But she got there. And then, she started in Hopkinton and ran 26.2 miles — with guide Shalane Flanagan by her side every step of the way — to cross the finish line on Boylston Street. Adrianne and Shalane finished the race in 5:18:14, coming in fourth place in the para athletics division. Today, Adrianne returns to the Ali on the Run Show to share every detail of what she calls the best day of her life. (“It sounded like a Rocky movie the whole way,” she says.) Plus, Adrianne’s favorite moments from the course, all about that finish line feeling, and what “Boston Strong” means to her.
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What you’ll get on this episode:
- Adrianne’s Boston Marathon expectations — and how reality compared (3:00)
- How Adrianne is recovering after Boston, and who’s in her village (6:15)
- How Adrianne spent her weekend leading up to Marathon Monday (13:50)
- All about race morning (27:40)
- Adrianne’s stories from the church in Hopkinton (34:50)
- Adrianne and Shalane’s race plan (44:30)
- The start line and the early miles (46:30)
- All about the support along the way (53:05)
- On making it to the Boston Marathon finish line (1:04:10)
- What does Boston Strong mean to Adrianne? (1:07:00)
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