Runner Ready to Inspire at 2018 Boston Marathon

By teamnovonordisk

On Monday, April 16, Team Novo Nordisk ambassadors Benny Madrigal and Stephen England will race to inspire everyone affected by diabetes at the world-famous Boston Marathon.

Below, the athletes preview the race.

Benny Madrigal

Hometown: Madera, California, United States

Age of diagnosis: 22

How have you been training?

My training has been smooth, and like in previous years it’s had its hurdles, but I am getting better at getting healthy and continuing on. I was able to check off my main workouts, like long runs and tempos, so I feel fit.

A great indicator of my fitness has been winning the Modesto Half Marathon, where I improved my time by 30 seconds over last year, and the Second Wind 5k, where I was able to dip under 16 minutes.

What are your goals for the race?

I am going in with bib number 603 and with a qualifying time of 2:42, so my goal is to run faster than the time that got me in and place higher than 603. Of course, I want to enjoy the run, show up and end the race injury free.

How do you hope to inspire people affected by diabetes and what does it mean to represent Team Novo Nordisk …read more

Via:: Team Novo Nordisk