BOSTON (CBS) – Former hockey player Denna Laing has a new challenge: 26.2 miles.
Laing was paralyzed while playing for the Boston Pride women’s pro hockey team in the 2016 Winter Classic at Gillette Stadium.
Now she’s teaming up with hockey legend Bobby Carpenter for the Boston Marathon; he’ll push her in a racing wheelchair.
“We started talking about it in late June,” Carpenter said. “It’s been a process.”
The two traveled to Florida this past weekend to take part in the Clearwater Distance Classic – a half-marathon. A stormy forecast forced officials to cancel the race, but the duo decided that since they’d made the trip, they would use it as a training run.
The bad weather held off long enough for them to finish, although it was pretty windy on the course.
“The bridges were hard because of the wind; there were 40 mile an hour winds at the top of some …
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