Boston Marathon Runner Profile: Sonali Gandhi

Editor’s Note: SOURCE is profiling runners participating in the 2019 Boston Marathon, with ties to Framingham, Ashland, and Natick.

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Sonali Gandhi


Hometown: Framingham

Marathon Team: Team Framingham

Is this your first marathon? Yes

Is this your first Boston Marathon? Yes

Why run Boston?  Its where I grew up. Its home.

Which charity are you raising money for? Jeff’s Place

Why did you pick that charity? I work for a company that makes Cancer Therapeutics. While we can strive to better patients’ lives and delay progression, there is still no cure, and the harsh reality is that we lose people. And its not just about the people we lose, but who they leave behind! They need to keep living and work through that grief and Jeff’s Place is there to help with just that. We need to help each other get through the hard times!

To donate to Gandhi’s fundraising for Jeff’s Place, click here.

How did you first get into running? Fiends! some friends who asked me to get up at 5AM for a run and I was crazy enough to do it!

Why do you like to run? Friends to keep me company and some fresh air! What is there not to like?

Tell me something about your training for the marathon: It has been fun but cold

What is your favorite cross-training activity: METROWEST BOOTCAMP- best local workout in town!

How do you stay motivated when you don’t want to run? Find my MWBC friends to run with

Music or no music when Running? Music for sure! Sometimes podcasts!


What is your favorite pre-running meal? I usually go first thing in the AM!

What sneakers will you wear on Marathon day? I bought two new sneakers to train with Saucony and Brooks

What is your goal for the 2019 Boston Marathon? To Cross that Finish Line

Will you wear anything personal or symbolic the day of the 2019 Boston Marathon? I have not decided that yet.

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Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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