Former NHL star to partner with Denna Laing for Boston Marathon

BY Barry Werner • January 24, 2017

Denna Laing's road to recovery from paralysis suffered in the 2015 Women's Winter Classic will take on a different journey: 26.2 miles to be exact.

The former Boston Pride hockey player will team with ex-NHL star Bobby Carpenter to run the Boston Marathon on April 17, WBZ reported.

Carpenter will push Laing, who will be in a racing wheelchair, through the course.

“We started talking about it in late June,” Carpenter said. “It’s been a process.”

Carpenter ran the event last year. This will be his first with a partner.

“Bobby’s great, and I’m glad to have him behind me,” Laing said.

The duo managed to get in a half-marathon training run over the weekend

The two traveled to Florida this past weekend to take part in the Clearwater Distance Classic – a half-marathon. The race was canceled due to a stormy forecast. Still, they persevered.

Per WBZ:

“The bridges were hard because of the wind; there were 40 mile-an-hour winds at the top of some of them,” Carpenter said.

“And it never seemed like the wind on the bridges was going our way, smiled Laing.

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