A Minnesota woman who returned this year to finish the Boston Marathon despite her battle with cancer has died. Elinor Scott-Sutter had nearly finished the marathon in 2013 when two pressure cooker bombs exploded, killed three people and injured dozens of others.
A Minnesota mom who finished the Boston Marathon–a year after terrorist bombings kept her from crossing the finish line–died on Friday.
Lung cancer is currently the deadliest cancer, followed by colorectal and breast. But deaths from pancreatic and liver cancer are on the rise.
Thousands of runners finished the Boston Marathon on Monday, something that was taken away from many of them last year. Fifty-one-year-old Elinor Scott of St. Louis Park was just three-quarters of a mile from finishing her dream, when two explosions forced her off the course.
It’s the dream of thousands of runners: To qualify and finish the Boston Marathon. Last year that dream was cut short for many, after terrorists set off two bombs near the finish line. Elinor Scott of St. Louis Park was about three-quarters of a mile away from completing a life goal when the bombs went off.
The seventh-annual Twin Cities Purple Ride hits Maple Grove’s Elm Creek Regional Park this weekend.