Meet WSF's 2019 Boston Marathon Runners
Katie Rose Clapham, a recipient of WSF's Margaret Daniels Merit Scholarship, graduated from Wellesley High School in 2004. Having attended Harvard University and recently completed training as a cardiologist, she is currently pursuing a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale. Though she played tennis and soccer at WHS, Katie Rose was not a distance runner until inspired to become one by her younger sister, Rebekah (WHS ’15) nearly two years ago. Katie Rose (running for Wellesley Scholarship Foundation) and Rebekah (running for the War Memorial Scholarship) look forward to running their first full marathon—this spring’s Boston Marathon—together. Learn how the Clapham sisters are preparing for the 2019 Boston Marathon in the above video, produced by Wellesley Media.
Katie Pedersen, a 2014 graduate of Wellesley High School and a soon-to-be graduate of Amherst College, is no stranger to endurance sports; Katie ran for Wellesley’s cross country teams from middle through high school and competed on WHS's Nordic skiing team (both of which she co-captained during her senior year). Though Katie has not run competitively at Amherst—she's been busy as a combined politics and French major with hopes of working for the Foreign Service—Katie has continued to run for fun. As the daughter of longtime WSF President Sarah Pedersen, Katie has long known and valued the work WSF does, making her especially excited to be running her first Boston Marathon on its behalf.
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