2015 Boston Marathon Recap

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2015 Boston Marathon Recap

By 2015 Klean Team Ambassador, Beth Ulibarri – Sponsored Athlete.

For Beth Ulibarri, 2nd year Klean Team USA Athlete, her 3rd Boston Marathon is in the books!  Beth has a true passion for triathlon and running, with a very unique personal story as well. In her words, Beth is a Klean athlete because “I live with MS and taking care of my body through exercise and nutrition is important to my quality of life and how I manage my disease. I have to train and fuel intelligently to provide the best chance of leading a long and, hopefully, physically active life, and using Klean Athlete supplements helps me meet these goals. I live a Klean lifestyle to give myself the best chance of combating this disease that has no cure.”

I arrived in Boston Saturday night and made it to the Expo first thing Sunday morning to try to avoid the crazy crowds. I wandered around for a bit after getting my number and bought some arm warmers because the weather report was rapidly deteriorating. Then I went to get my annual picture by the Finish Line. It is very motivating and fun to see all the people by the Finish Line getting excited for their race the following day.

The talk of the town was what to wear on race day due to the temperature getting colder and colder and the rain and winds increasing every time I checked the weather. I had brought a skirt and tank top to run in, but began thinking that might not be enough. Fortunately my friend, Sheilah, that I was running with had an extra pair of capri tights and an ear warmer for me to use.  And I had bought a short sleeve running shirt for my sister at the Expo that I ended up deciding to wear.  (Sorry, sis!)  I’ve never been so unprepared clothing-wise for a race before, but the past 2 years I have felt overheated while running Boston, so when I packed to fly there, I never expected the weather to get so blustery.


Finally the gun went off and we started our race.  The rain began coming down so we decided to keep on our ponchos and a layer of throw away clothing to stay warm.  We ended up keeping both on until mile 24 when we decided to shed the extra layers and just get to the finish line as quickly as possible!

The race was a blast as always.  The spectators did not disappoint.  They were out there in their usual force, despite the wet and windy weather.  These are some diehard people!  I was most impressed with all the families with small children out there handing out water and oranges in their rain gear.  This is one of the things that makes Boston such an amazing race!

We didn’t let the rain and wind dampen our spirits.  While 26.2 miles is never easy to run, it is much more fun with a good friend by your side.  At points we just had to laugh when a big gust of wind would come and almost blow us backwards.  Sure the weather was not ideal, but how can you complain when you are running the best marathon in the world?

3 hours 53 minutes and 45 seconds later, we made it to the finish line in Boston, and I completed my 3rd Boston and 12th marathon!  And Sheilah completed her 6th Boston and 17th marathon!


I want to thank everyone for all the comments, best wishes, and support.  Every time we crossed a timing mat, I knew people were getting updates and following along with us. Thank you to Klean Athlete for providing me with nutritional supplements that help keep my body going (I used the Klean Endurance Tabs and Electrolytes during the race, and the Klean Recovery after the race).  I am beyond grateful to Sheilah for making this another memorable Boston and birthday (which was the day after the race).  And I am thankful to my family and friends for their support of my training, racing and traveling endeavors.  And most of all I’m thankful to God for giving me the health, strength and ability to continue to take on these adventures.


This is Beth’s 2nd year on the Klean Team USA and has found immeasurable success with triathlon and running. To learn more about Beth please visit her website at www.milesandtrials.com and be sure to follow her on twitter and facebook.


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