BOSTON – There are 500 banners in the City of Boston, promoting the 120th running of the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 18.
But one of those banners, hung on Boylston Street, features a Framingham High graduate.
Dana Krashin, who graduated from Framingham High School in 1996, is featured in a banner with the word “Gratitude” at 500 Boylston Street in front of the Talbots store.
Born and raised in Framingham, Krashin is one of 26 marathon runners who appear on banners along Boylston Street, as part of the John Hancock #RunBold social media campaign.
Krashin, who has run in the past for Team Hoyt, and will do so again on Monday, attended her first Boston marathon sitting in a stroller near mile 8.4, said her mother Norma Shulman.
Shulman said she will be watching the marathon from mile 8.4 again this year, near the Henry Wilson shoe shop in Natick. (Wilson was a vice president of the United States under President Ulysses S. Grant.)
“Rick and Dick Hoyt make me remember that anything is possible and every Marathon Monday I used to say that I was going to run the marathon myself some day,” wrote Krashin on her fundraising page. “Well guess what? I did it” in 2013.”
Krashin said she “threw mini “Go Rick and Dick” signs as confetti at my family at mile 8. I stomped all over Heartbreak Hill. I was still going strong when I got stopped right before mile 22.”
She was stopped at mile 22 in 2013, as that was the year the bombings happened at the finish lines.
“Boston 2013 will always be my first marathon,” wrote Krashin.
She ran Boston again in 2014, and completed it, with her family making it from Natick to the finish line in time to see her cross it
Krashin said in 2012, she was not even a runner. And tomorrow, she will run Boston again for the third time.
If you would like to support her and Team Hoyt, click here. She has already raised more than $7,000.
Photos by Petroni Media Company/Framingham Source ©2016. All Rights Reserved.
by Petroni Media Company/Framingham Source ©2016. All Rights Reserved.