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BSK Teacher competes in Boston Marathon
May 1, 2017, 1:30 pm

Ms Abigail Bartholomew, Head of the English Team at The British School of Kuwait (BSK), has recently returned from Boston, Massachusetts in the USA where she took part in the Boston Marathon.

During her time in Boston, Ms Abigail also visited Harvard University and MIT, putting a face to the names of just a few of the prestigious institutions that BSK graduates attend.

Gaining a place in the world famous Boston Marathon, let alone making it to the starting line with 30,000 other runners, requires a qualification time that is checked and verified by the Boston Athletics Association. Ms Abigail secured her place by running in the Spark Marathon in Kuwait during January 2016. The 42km iconic course is in its 121st year and is one of the seven Abbott World Marathon Majors.

The marathon itself is known for its hills, namely the toughest stretch known as Heartbreak Hill at mile 21, and is a tricky and tactical course, taking you past historical sites such Wellesley College. Despite being acclimatized to the weather in Kuwait, the soaring temperatures made it a tougher challenge but she reached the finishing line.

"An unforgettable experience" and one she hopes to conquer again over the next few years - "I just need to qualify again! Thank you to BSK for the wonderful opportunity and supporting me in this unique sporting achievement," she said. 


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