Steamboat's Schubert-Akin finishes 17th Boston Marathon

Since 1995, Routt County woman hasn't missed a race

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Steamboat Springs runner Jennifer Schubert-Akin completed her 18th Boston Marathon on April 16.

— The feeling never gets old for Jennifer Schubert-Akin.

And how could it? Few people ever run a marathon, let alone the Boston Marathon. But on Monday, Schubert-Akin completed her 17th in a row.

“It’s hard to believe,” she said Tuesday from Boston. “When I ran my first one in 1995, I never dreamed I’d be here 17 marathons later. You have to be able to avoid a major injury, and I’ve been lucky in that regard.”

Schubert-Akin finished the race in 3 hours, 58 minutes and 17 seconds, qualifying her for next year’s.

She again ran as a fundraiser for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. To donate to Schubert-Akin’s cause, visit her site at www.firstgiving.com.

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