Two of the Admissions Office’s favorite students will be spending much of today running the Boston Marathon. Moni, who is also an Admissions Graduate Assistant, and Niko are the only two Fletcher students on the Tufts Marathon Team this year. They have been training and fundraising for months and, last I checked, were feeling confident. It will be warm today, but the breeze off the water may keep the runners cool.
Many other students will be heading out to the race course to cheer them on. Because really, running Boston for your first marathon is awesome. Registered to participate are 30,000 runners — most of whom met the required time standard, with about 5,000 running to raise funds for charitable organizations. Niko and Moni, like other members of the Tufts Marathon Team, are raising funds for “nutrition, medical, and fitness programs at Tufts University, including research on childhood obesity at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.”
So give a cheer for Moni and Niko, Fletcher’s own marathoners!