Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York on October 24, 2015 · Page A15
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Volunteer runners push disabled riders in races to make sure they cross the finish line like all other participants. Led by Jeanne Mogau- ro of Pittsford, the upstate New York chapter launched in the springand has participated in a hand- f ul of 5K races and a triathlon. The Marine Corps Marathon will be Onni’s first marathon and the first distance race for any rider athlete in the chapter. Mike, 57, of Perinton over the summer suf- f ered an injury that will keep him from racing a longside his daughter this weekend. Instead, Peck will support his daughter from the side- l ines with several other Rochester-based friends and relatives. Boudreau- Ninkov, 54, will loan Onni her legs for the day and tog ether the women will c omplete the course. Typically two or three runners take turns pushing a rider athlete. Three runners planned to push O nni, but due to injuries B oudreau-Ninkov will be pushing solo. Family friend John Hickman, a N ew Hampshire resident, w ill run alongside the w omen. “This is going to be unreal,” said Mike Peck. “Onni in her first marathon … it’s going to be huge.” Alifelong outdoors enthusiast, Onni has a regressive neuromuscular illness that leaves her un- a ble to walk or even bear h er own weight, her fat her said. For about six years, she rode horses and competed in the Special Olympics and Empire State Games. But as her illness progressed, she traded her equestrian skills for adaptive running, and joined her father for training runs in a b uggy. L ast fall, the Pecks s tarted competing in 5Ks a nd triathlons. During her first tri, “Onni was grinning from ear to ear the entire event.” Her second triathlon — the Rochester Triathlonin August — proved a bit more challenging. During the final leg of the race, Onni’s chair overturned and she tumbled to the ground. “She cried for a few seconds and was scraped u p,” Mike said. Medical t eams bandaged her up a nd Peck returned her to t he buggy. “I told her we should stop, but she wanted to finish. She was determined to finish, so we did.” “How can you not be inspired by someone who takes a spill and wants to keep going?” he asked. Heading south The team, which will head south on Friday, isn’t angling to surpass a time goal. “It’s best to just really enjoy ourselves and have agood time,” Boudreau- Ninkov said. “It’s her first marathon. We’ll enjoy the experience.” A fter running her first m arathon in Ottawa in 2 010, Boudreau-Ninkov s aid the experience changed her life. “I understood then that Icould do anything I want,” she said. “I’m so grateful to be part of this incredible experience for Onni. This is bigger than yourself, which makes it so much more worthwhile.” B oudreau-Ninkov ran h er 25th marathon, sans b uggy, on Oct. 11in Chicago as a training run for Sunday’s race. For months, Boudreau- Ninkov has been training, initially pushing a 50- pound bag of sand in a racing chair. She later traded up, training with a 100- pound bag of sand she af- f ectionately dubbed “ Sandy.” I n the last few months, O nni has joined most training runs, even for long-distances up to 20 miles. Since Onni can’t easily communicate, the time the women spend to- gether — on and off the r oad — help them better u nderstand one another, s omething that will be a necessity come Sunday. “It doesn’t matter how much it hurts. She’s the hero,” Boudreau-Ninkov said. The women’s long- term goal is to qualify to run the Boston Marathon as a team. Although Boud reau-Ninkov has quali- f ied and run Boston four t imes (with her fifth planned for next spring), she and Onni would need to qualify as a team. That means finishing in less than 4 hours (the qualifying time in Boudreau- Nonkov’s age group) to race the nation’s oldest marathon together, a feat t hat Boudreau-Ninkov s aid is a feat that’s “totally d oable.” B ut Sunday’s race isn’t about racing, she said, it’s about finishing the distance. The women on Sunday will line up with the other Ainsley’s Angels teams a nd all wheelchair and h andcycle athletes, all s lated to start racing at 7:40 a.m. Rossiter and his daughter will be in the crowd, as Ainsley is poised to complete her 100th race (and her fourth marathon.) “Together we shall accomplish so much more than we could as individ- u als,” Rossiter said. “Onni w ill become a marathoner a nd her father will cheer her on. For years, Onni watched her father race and now the roles are reversed.” Mike said he’s most excited to watch his daughter cross the finish line and receive a finisher’s medal. “ Normally, I’m behind O nni, pushing her. Unless s omeone takes a picture, I d on’t get to see her expression,” he said. “I have to get to that finish line first so I can see her face.” VFREILE@Gannett .com Legs Continued from Page 3A “I’m so grateful to be part of this incredible experience for Onni.” MARIE B OUDREAU-NINKOV ONNI’S P ARTNER

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