This year’s Boston Marathon will be Ilene’s third time at the race. She hopes to inspire women like her. She says, “I’m just an everyday person with a lot of determination. Anyone can change their life. You can do it.”
Ilene, herself, finds inspiration from other runners around her. She founded the South of Boston chapter of Moms Run This Town. She loves meeting people and sees running as her social outlet in life. Almost all of her marathons, she has run with her friend and running buddy, Laurie (who is also on our team).
Ilene describes running with Laurie as a chance to “share with words and share without words.” She feels like she has “shared a piece of my soul.” Without a doubt, together, they can do anything and both will be at the starting line together in Boston this year.