Katie MacIntyre can officially say she finished the Boston Marathon.
In an update on Wednesday to those who had been following her journey on Crowdrise, she thanked those who had supported her throughout the process.
She was part of Katherine Switzer’s team, who ran the marathon after a several-decade break from her historic runs in the late-1960s and 1970s.
While Switzer had her number retired, over a hundred others — like MacIntyre, of Auburn, took part in the historic run, which was also the 50 year anniversary from the first run by a female contestant.
As Switzer became the first female to run the Boston Marathon in 1967 — MacIntyre fulfilled a longtime goal of completing the 26-mile run.
“There were so many events and things for us to do as part of Katherin’s team,” MacIntyre explained. “The most amazing part was running down Boylston St. and crossing the finish line.”
Altogether MacIntyre logged over 29 miles, with the marathon accounting for 26.2 of them.
Proud of the moment she thanked those who supported her throughout the challenging process. “It took me more than six hours, but I am a Boston Marathon finisher!”