Boston Marathon

Jennifer Anstead '97

Running RN

Running the Boston Marathon is a mental and physical challenge — but for Jennifer Anstead ’97, who ran it for the fifth time this year, there are others facing bigger challenges.  She ran for the Massachusetts General Hospital Pediatric Oncology team, which pairs its runners with a patient partner... Read More

Recent Stories

  • Theresa Conn '14, '15G
    - Marathon Runners: From Hammock to Heartbreak Hill
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  • UNH exercise scientist Summer Cook
    - Strong Muscles, Fleet Feet
    Exercise scientist Summer CookAt the heart of exercise scientist Summer Cook’s research lies a deceptively simple question: What causes people to get stronger? But between her and... Read More
  • Student runner
    - Sneakers to Asphalt
    UNH students, grads and faculty members will contribute to the chorus of footfalls on Monday during the 119th running of the Boston Marathon. We asked a handful of them why they... Read More
  • Randy Pierce and Alyssa Ballestero with guidedog Autumn
    - Risk Takers
    UNH alumnus Randy Pierce (left) and guidedog Autumn and UNH alumna Alyssa Ballestero ’10 visited professor Brent Bell’s “Risk and the Human Experience” class recently. For Randy... Read More
  • Melissa Proul working on a story
    - A Newsworthy Event Inspires a Career in News
    Twelve seconds changed Melissa Proulx’s life.  Twelve seconds. That’s how much time passed between the detonation of the first and the second bomb at last year’s Boston Marathon.... Read More