She said her thoughts on the starting line were, "You can't take for granted being on the starting line. I had a setback in January so I didn't even know I was going to be here."
On the setback, "I could just tell, I didn't get on the course as much this year, and I kind of switched my training due to the setback and injury, I didn't get on the roads, as much. I could just tell the pounding, the typical Boston course, my legs felt it. I tried to talk my legs out of slowing down, but they didn't wnat to listen...I stayed positive and fought the entire way and said, ''never give up, never give up'"