Diego Rivas, E’16, grew up in a family of runners. But he didn’t pick up the sport until he enrolled at Northeastern. On Monday, he’ll compete in his first Boston Marathon, dedicating his run to his marathoning friends in Boston and to the victims of the 2013 bombings. “For me,” he says, “it will be an honor.”
Five members of the Northeastern community will run the marathon on Monday on behalf of buildOn, an organization that uses service and education to combat social issues.
Jillian Gleason, BS/MS’15, will run the this year’s Boston Marathon on behalf of the Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation, which was created to honor the memory of the 8-year-old boy who died in the 2013 marathon bombings.
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