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Finishing Strong: Brookline Marathon Team Finds Strength in Community

April

04

Greta Teller

On April 15, 2013, Colin Wilkins, 34, could feel his body physically breaking down. Having run no more than seven miles in his life before he started training that fall for Team Brookline, leading up to race day Wilkins started to doubt whether he could [...]

Brookline Police chief: Race route security tighter, atmosphere still loose

April

04

Greta Teller

Security will be much tighter for the Boston Marathon in Brookline this year, but public safety officials don’t want to take away from the excitement of the race. Brookline Police Chief Daniel O’Leary spoke about preparations for the marathon at the Board of Selectmen meeting [...]

Runners incorporate mental health training in prep for marathon

April

04

Greta Teller

Many of the runners participating in this year’s Boston Marathon have to deal with traumatic memories of the horrific events that transpired last April. The bombings irreparably scarred many. The first priority for runners is to get their bodies ready for the Marathon. This year’s [...]

Brookline Residents, Others Aim to Raise $200K in Marathon Runs

March

03

Greta Teller

Everyone who ran in, attended, watched, supported the Marathon last year keenly felt the effects of the day and what followed. For many of us, those feelings will come flooding back this year on April 21. But runners training for this year’s Boston Marathon are [...]

Brookline center offering mental health services for Boston Marathon runners

March

03

Greta Teller

Colin Wilkins was less than a mile away from finishing his first Boston Marathon last year before he was stopped by barricades and learned that two bombs exploded near the finish line. This year, Wilkins is running again, and when he makes it to the [...]

BE STRONG AND MARATH(ON): This year, we’re all mentally training for the Boston Marathon.

March

03

Greta Teller

Team Brookline has 42 runners, 4 charitable causes… and advice from its own mental health expert. Everyone who ran in, attended, watched, supported the Marathon last year keenly felt the effects of the day and what followed. For many of us, those feelings will come [...]

Brookline’s Boston Marathon charity team is back for 2014

October

10

Greta Teller

Team Brookline has announced a 30-member team that will train to run the 2014 Boston Marathon to raise money for local nonprofits. A collaborative fundraising program managed between the town of Brookline and Brookline Community Mental Health Center, Team Brookline benefits four charitable organizations that [...]