Kinney reflects on Boston Marathon experience

Ben Kinney ran his first Boston Marathon on Monday. The 27-year-old Marquette resident finished with a time of 03:33:42, good for 11,324th place overall. Following the race, Kinney shared his experience with Local 3.

“It was crazy! It was something that I had thought of so many times before. The crowds were incredible,” said Kinney.

“In the entire course there was probably no time that there weren’t people standing on the side cheering. I felt like I was just a part of something really cool. It was a life goal accomplished for me,” added Kinney.

Kinney plans to take a year off from the Marathon next year to focus on grad school at NMU, but definitely plans on a return to the Boston Marathon in the future.

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