BOSTON (CBS) – Two-time Boston Marathon winner Joan Benoit Samuelson reached her goal of finishing the marathon within 30 minutes of her winning time.READ MORE: Hopkinton High School First In State To Drop Mask Mandate
“It was great, I had a lot of support along the course and I really needed it 30 years later,” Samuelson told WBZ-TV’s Steve Burton.READ MORE: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments
Samuelson said she set the goal for herself of finishing the marathon under 2:52:43. She finished in a 2:50:37.
“I did it,” Samuelson said. “There is a huge amount of support on the course, I love the course.”MORE NEWS: Head Of The Charles Regatta Returns Friday For First Time In Two Years
While not her last Boston Marathon, Samuelson said it was her last time running to beat the clock.