Boston Marathon® Athlete: Alexandra Pugh

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As we gear up for the excitement of the Boston Marathon®, we’re highlighting each of the athletes our team chose to head to Beantown! We received so many heartfelt stories from applicants, and it was excruciatingly difficult to only pick 13. Each story truly inspired us, and we think they’ll inspire you too! While we’re still weeks out from the race, we wanted to share each person’s story before the big day. 

Working on qualifying for the Boston Marathon® since 2018 and missing race entry by small margins, iFIT member Alexandra Pugh was feeling down on her luck. With the help of iFIT, she’s now headed to Boston to finally run the race of a lifetime!

iFIT Member Alexandra Pugh runs a race

Alexandra’s story

I qualified to run the Boston Marathon® in 2018 with a time of 3:28:42. This was the FIRST marathon I had ever run! Unfortunately, I still missed the cut-off by about 17 seconds. So many runners qualified that the marathon committee could not let in all the qualifiers and still had to make cuts. I was so disappointed. I then saw the Boston Marathon® running workout series with iFIT Trainer Ashley Paulson in the iFIT Library. I was so pumped! I completed the running workout series, dreaming of the day I would be able to run the Boston Marathon®. 

2020 and 2021 have been very discouraging years for the running community, as COVID-19 has forced race cancelations across the country. I applied for the 2021 Boston Marathon® again with my 2018 qualifying time due to the limited number of races over the past year. I did not qualify and was so upset. Through this opportunity, iFIT is helping me fulfill a lifelong dream. Until then, I will continue training with my favorite iFIT Trainers, Ashley Paulson and John Peel! 

iFIT Member Alexandra Pugh

Disclaimer: This blog post is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. The above information should not be used to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet, sleep methods, daily activity, or fitness routine. iFIT assumes no responsibility for any personal injury or damage sustained by any recommendations, opinions, or advice given in this article. Always follow the safety precautions included in the owner’s manual of your fitness equipment.

Opinions of iFIT members are not necessarily the opinions of iFIT.

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