Former NHL star to partner with Denna Laing for Boston Marathon
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.
“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.