Marquette runner heading to Boston Marathon

The Boston Marathon is a dream for almost every runner. The event attracts athletes from all over the world and even right here in the Upper Peninsula. On Monday, one local runner will run the Boston Marathon for the first time.

“It’s something that I have wanted to do for 13 or 14 years now and it’s been such an abstraction for me the whole time, so it’s kind of crazy that it will actually happen,” said Marquette’s Ben Kinney.

“I’ve heard that the crowds in Boston along the course are legendary, that there are so many spectators and I really love that aspect of it to have people cheering for you almost the entire time,” added the 27-year-old.

Tune in to Local 3 News on Monday to find out how Ben does in Boston.

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