PROFILE--Kathy Waldron has finished 28 Bostons in a row

Waldron has 28 Boston medals in her collection, more
than are shown here.
(6-2019) To some extent Kathy Waldron, who grew up one of 12 kids on a farm in Wisconsin, owes her Boston streak to her father, a runner, and her biggest supporter. When he read about Kathrine Switzer’s 1967 Boston Marathon finish, he wrote a letter to his daughter. It said: “Some day you will run the Boston Marathon.”  Waldron, now 60, still has that letter and credits her father for her strength and gumption. When he died, she buried him with her first Boston Marathon medal.

Profession/Career? I’m a jack-of-all-trades kind of woman. I once drove trucks across country, have been an administrative assistant at a hospital, and most recently I’ve been a school bus driver and a courier for a lab. I like to