After canceled Boston Marathon, Charlotte woman runs own version in local park

Charlotte woman was supposed to run in Boston Marathon, instead she ran her own version at...
Charlotte woman was supposed to run in Boston Marathon, instead she ran her own version at Freedom Park(Photo by Valentina Pantani)
Published: Apr. 20, 2020 at 8:39 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Jeannette Pantani, a Charlotte mother, had plans to run in the Boston Marathon.

One of the world’s oldest annual marathons, a Boston tradition, was supposed to be run Monday morning. Instead, it was canceled because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Boston Marathon has tentatively been rescheduled for Sept. 14.

The canceled marathon, nor Monday’s rain, didn’t stop Pantani from running 26-plus miles.

She ran her own version of the Boston Marathon on Monday morning in and around Charlotte’s Freedom Park.

Pantani’s daughter surprised the runner with supportive signs and a start/finish line.

Charlotte woman was supposed to run in Boston Marathon, instead she ran her own version at...
Charlotte woman was supposed to run in Boston Marathon, instead she ran her own version at Freedom Park(Photo by Valentina Patani)

Her family and her local running club were on hand, abiding social distancing guidelines, to show support.

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