Sarah Bohan was 21 miles into Sunday’s Chicago Marathon and shutting in on a private report when she noticed a tiny, scared kitten.
“I seen one thing white and fluffy scampering alongside on the sidewalk,” the Boston-based runner stated. “The kitten was soiled, scared, and thin, and seemed to be separated from its mom. Once I picked it up, it was matted, and I knew it was a stray.”
Bohan didn’t hesitate to decelerate mid-marathon and assist the kitten to security.
“At that second my instincts kicked in and I forgot all about my private report,” she stated. “As a cat mother to 2 strays, I had to assist this kitten.”
She and one other racer, Gia Nigro, walked the course for a mile asking spectators if they might take the kitten and take care of it. Lastly, they discovered somebody who agreed to do it, promising Bohan and Nigro she’d take the stray to her veterinarian for a checkup.
Bohan and Nigro ran the remaining miles collectively, with Bohan ending in 3:31:35.
Coincidentally, Bohan was operating the marathon to fundraise for PAWS Chicago, a no-kill animal welfare group that finds properties for homeless cats and canine.
Chicago was Bohan’s second marathon, in response to the The Boston Globe. Earlier this 12 months, she certified to run the the 2024 Boston Marathon, which she’s been watching yearly since she moved to Boston in 2015.
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