Danica Patrick Runs the Boston Marathon


Danica Patrick is not any stranger to racing, however on Monday she will likely be competing in a special type of race as she runs her first marathon.

“I have only ever had one bucket list item. 1! That is to do a marathon,” she wrote on Instagram. “So, why not do the most famous and apparently hardest one … Boston.”

Patrick, who retired from racecar driving in 2018, is operating in bib No. 500, a nod by race organizers to her trailblazing accomplishments at the Indianapolis 500 and Daytona 500.

Patrick is the honorary workforce captain for Team Speed of Light, the fund-raising arm of a basis began by the former New England Patriot Matt Light that helps younger folks develop expertise for his or her future via the open air.

“It’s no secret that I love a tough challenge,” she wrote on a workforce fund-raising web page for the race. “I’ve never ran a marathon, so why not do the most historic and iconic one first.”

Patrick shared her coaching — and what she’s realized from it — along with her followers. She famous the good thing about being in tune along with her hydration and vitamin, what she’s carrying to run, the temperature and out there shade. But Patrick additionally realized the psychological recreation that’s distance operating, sharing on Instagram, “when I need my mind to shift from pain to something good … with some effort, I can.”

Runners usually need to qualify for the Boston Marathon, finishing a minimum of one 26.2 mile race earlier than. By operating to assist a charity, Patrick is ready to run Monday’s race as her first. She is operating with a bunch that features her sister, Brooke Selman.

“Can’t wait to join my fellow runners for the race of a lifetime,” she wrote.