On October 11, 2021, Brady McCabe '21 achieved a goal he had set for himself by completing his first Boston Marathon. Brady, who is currently studying sports management at the Isenberg School of Management at UMASS-Amherst, had always loved running and used it as an outlet to get out of the house during quarantine last year. He reached out to his grandfather, Bill McCabe, for advice on training for a marathon. Bill has participated in the Boston Marathon 11 years in a row and runs marathons all over the world, with one on every continent. Brady was looking to spend more time with his papa and wanted to find something they could accomplish and do together, so he started training with him and the L Street Running Club.
After 18 months of preparation and with his papa as his inspiration, Brady laced up his running shoes and hit the 26.2 mile course with the names of friends and family written on his arms. He, along with his papa, ran with the Boston Police Team. Bill has been running with the Boston Police Team for a number of years and has formed friendships with a group of them through all the races they've done together. After 4 hours, 58 minutes, Brady completed the 125th Boston Marathon. Along with members of his family, he was cheered on by Arrows Matt Choi '22, Joey Hamilton '21, Isaiah Stanfield '21, and Jack Bresnahan '21. Congratulations, Brady!