News Archive 2009-2018

Did You Know?: Running the World Archives

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An alumna shares highlights from running seven marathons on seven continents in seven days

“Running is my Zen,” says Kelly Allen McLay ’02. Last winter, the former Bowdoin swimmer and diver embarked on her most intense running adventure yet. That’s saying something for McLay, who is international program manager for Spartan Race and has sixty marathons under her feet—including a win at the 2017 Antarctic Ice Marathon. As the globetrotter from Beverly, Massachusetts, crossed World Marathon Challenge off her list, we wondered what she’d learned along the way. “Be kind. Be more,” she said. “See the world and love what you do.”