Barbara Ann Kisiloski, from Royal LePage Northstar Realty in Surrey, British Columbia, participated in the 122nd running of the legendary Boston Marathon and did it in support of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation. In doing so, she raised $2,500, bringing her Marathon for Shelter fundraising total to more than $8,500. All of the funds raised were donated to Sources-Community Resource Centres.
Kisiloski ran the full 26.2 miles (44 kilometres) from the rural New England town of Hopkinton to the John Hancock tower in Boston while enduring uncharacteristically frigid and wet conditions.
“We definitely had the most miserable weather in the history of the Boston Marathon, with chilling rains, torrential downpours and headwinds as strong as 45 miles per hour,” Kisiloski said. “Conditions impacted the field considerably and about 3,000 registered runners failed to start to avoid injury. Thankfully, I was able to persevere and will wear my finishers’ jacket proudly!”
This story was originally featured on the Royal LePage Leading Edge website and has been adapted for our site with permission.