14 Mar 2017 Boston Marathon spotlight: Watertown’s Steven Farrell
When Watertown native Steven Farrell runs this year’s Boston Marathon, he’ll be celebrating a few different milestones. As the Director of Communications, Development and Policy for the Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership’s (MBHP) Marathon team, Farrell is hoping to raise $6,000 for the charity and families they serve.
While the 2017 Boston Marathon also marks the second time Farrell is running the world-renowned race, it’s the first time he’ll be running with his fiancé and fellow Team MBHP member Todd Robinson. The two will be married later this year.
Farrell attended St. Patrick’s School between first grade and 11th grade. He was also a member of the first graduating class of Trinity Catholic and lives in Dorchester now.
“This will be my second Boston Marathon, and my fourth marathon overall,” he said. “I last ran in 2014, but this year is special because [my fiance] Todd and I are getting married in September, and he wanted to run his first – and only!! – marathon the year he got married.”
For the Watertown native who grew up steps from the race course, competing in the Boston Marathon is a bit of a childhood dream come true. Over the past few months, in the wee hours of the morning, Farrell has been trekking up hills, over sandy beaches, and down city streets, training for the race.
This week, the Watertown TAB spoke with Farrell about running in his second Boston Marathon, what kind of training he’s been doing and why running this year is important.