Ward: Mixed memories of marathon

Sarah Ward of Rangely (pink shirt with sunglasses) crosses the finish line with an unofficial time of 4:03.16 and an official time of 3:57.46. She finished the race several minutes before two bombs detonated near the finish. She was five blocks away at the time and described “booms” that sounded like thunder.

RANGELY I At 2:23 p.m. on April 15, Colorado Northwestern Community College anatomy and nutrition instructor Sarah Ward was on top of the world. Months of training had just culminated in her finishing the Boston Marathon with a time of 3:57.46.

Rangely’s Sarah Ward prepares for Boston Marathon

Sarah Ward, who registered for the Boston Marathon last fall and will run in the famous race this April, trains at the recreation center until warmer weather improves road conditions for running.

RANGELY I When Colorado Northwestern Community College anatomy and nutrition instructor Sarah Ward ran her third marathon last May and won the women’s division, she knew her time had qualified her for the Boston Marathon.