Forces in Afghanistan Keep Boston Marathon Strong

Mary Margaret “Meg” Penrose serves as a professor of law at Texas A&M University School of Law, and held the same position at the University of Oklahoma for nearly a decade. Admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, Mary Margaret Penrose has published numerous law review articles and co-authored a pair of legal textbooks. She is also a member of both the American Law Institute and a Life Fellow with the American Bar Foudnation. In addition, she is a former collegiate athlete who maintains a healthy lifestyle by running, twice qualifying for the Boston Marathon.

The Boston Athletic Association invites military members and veterans to march in the Boston Marathon each year, but those serving overseas are often unable to participate. Therefore, “shadow” runs are held in Iraq, Afghanistan, and even aboard naval ships, with thousands of members of the United States armed forces running the marathon distance.

The official 2016 Boston Marathon Shadow Run took place at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan on April 16. More than 350 service members and civilians took part in the 26.2-mile run. Army specialist Julius Bor won the race, with a time of 2:35:36.