Meet Mary Shertenlieb, cancer survivor. Mary used yesterday’s Boston Marathon to raise money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, whom she credits with saving her life:

But conditions on Monday were awful, with a temperature of “40 degrees with a wind chill of 29 degrees, and wind gusts reached 30 mph” at the start of the race. On doctor’s orders, Mary paused her race at the 15.5 mile mark after she began to “shiver uncontrollably.” Here she is with her husband at Dunkin Donuts to get warm:

And after a change of clothes and a break, the pair went on to finish the race:

Her husband even live-tweeted it with photos:

Getting closer…

…and WOW!

Here’s Mary crossing the finish line:

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