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Rose Carlman (’17) Rose Carlman (’17)

As noted last week, on Saturday Rose Carlman (’17) ran the Hartford Marathon, her tenth 26.2 miler in the last two years. She completed the race in less than three hours — 2:59:07 — setting a new personal record and besting most of the competition. Among the 56 women in her age bracket (20-24), Miss Carlman came in first place! She also achieved the 11th fastest time among all 684 women and 48th place among all 1,618 runners, both male and female.

“It was amazing!” she writes of the race, which she ran to raise funds in honor of Luke Dunn, a 17-month-old boy — and the son of a longtime family friend — who died of a malignant liver tumor in 2015. “It’s so rewarding to run for charity,” she says. “It really motivates me and helps me to focus on others. The whole experience has been eye-opening about how one act of kindness, one race, can raise awareness and spark charity not only in myself but in others as well. It’s been such a positive endeavor, and I’m grateful to be able to put my running to good use.”