A local man ran the Boston Marathon this past Monday, April 16.

Dean Kroetsch ran the Boston Marathon to raise money for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society of Canada.

"I like to run but marathons are really difficult for me. It's a lot of training and commitment to get to that point," he told 99.5 DrumFM. "Really why I do it is the fundraising. We'll be over $30,000 when all is said and done."

The runner had a few issues before the weeks approaching the Boston Marathon with an issue of tendinitis in his Achilles Tendon. A combination of pain and extreme rain wasn't favorable but he finished the race anyways.

"(It was) between zero and three degrees celsius and we had strong head winds," recalled Kroetsch. "It rained all day long! From the start to the finish."

The runner plans to continue his training and work towards raising money for organizations like Leukemia Lymphoma Society of Canada.

"It's hard to top something like the Boston Marathon," he concluded, speaking of his recorded time. "I think I was around six hours and thirty-something minutes."

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