Dr. Erin Templeton celebrated running her fifth marathon at the 2019 Boston Marathon. She has also run marathons in Big Sur, Paris, Los Angeles, and Richmond.
Athletes wishing to participate in the Boston Marathon must meet strict qualifying times based on certified full marathon distances and not all qualifiers are accepted to run the Boston marathon.
Dr. Templeton spoke about the challenges facing runners for this particular marathon. “It was a really hard day with high humidity and warm temperatures and the start that got even hotter when the sun came out”, she said. “Then the weather changed pretty dramatically and it rained for my last five miles. Depending on what time people finished, it looked like completely different days in the pictures.”