Eastern Mennonite University alumni compete in the Boston Marathon


by Lauren Jefferson for Eastern Mennonite University and available here

Left to right: Ryan Gehman ‘16, Aaron Kauffman ‘01, MDiv ‘12, Abigail Shelly ‘20, Ashley Handrich Kniss ‘06, and Daryl Yoder-Bontrager ‘80 all finished the 2023 Boston Marathon.

Several alumni are part of an elite group of 30,000 runners who qualified for—and finished—one of the world’s most challenging and prestigious races.

For one former Royals athlete, crossing the finish line of the 2023 Boston Marathon was a dream come true. Charging down the last 600 meters among the crowds on Boyleston Street was an experience Ryan Gehman ‘16 says he’ll never forget—and one he had visualized “hundreds of times” during his training.  […]

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