When Cathy Troisi lined up for her first Boston Marathon in 1995, little did she know she’d still be at it more than two decades later at the age of 71.
This year’s marathon on April 16 will mark Troisi’s 401st marathon overall and her 24th consecutive one as a member of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge, which raises money for cancer research. Troisi estimates she’s raised $185,000 to date.
For those accomplishments, Troisi was honored yesterday at the National Women’s Hall of Fame as part of Women’s History Month. In welcoming those on hand, Betty Bayer, co-president of the Hall’s board of directors, noted the Hall celebrates women’s history “every month and every day.”
And with March being the official month to celebrate women and their accomplishments, “we can’t think of a better way to kick it off than to honor Cathy Troisi,” she said.