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Jessie Russell Boston Marathon

Posted May 2nd, 2014 @ 5:57am

Jessie Russell has lupus, which nearly killed her in high school as she trained for the marathon, but she was determined to finish the race. 14 miles in she started to tear up because she didn't think she would be able to finish the race because of the sun. Then she saw her older brother Jeff, who bought her an umbrella to protect her from the sun. He ended up running for the final 12 miles with her holding the umbrella above her head while wearing jeans and work boots. Brother of the year!

Mathew talked to her about all of this and you can hear it as well as see the images below:



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