Alum accomplishes lifelong goal

By Matt Shearman ’10

Ken Wentworth ’79 will compete in the Boston Marathon April 19. The business major will run for Team Hole in the Wall, a supporting charity of cancer illnesses. Hole in the Wall camps are non-profit organizations in which children with serious illnesses can relax and have fun at a camp in a nurturing, carefree, physically safe and medically sound setting.

Wentworth, of Hanson, Mass., is inspired by a friend whose daughter was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. In addition, Wentworth has twin daughters; both Sarah and Lauren (22) work the Connecticut camp in the summers. “The story of my dear friend’s daughter, alongside my own daughters' relationship with the camp, has inspired me to join the cause and achieve my lifelong goal of running the Boston Marathon,” he said.

The Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest marathon in which Wentworth will have to endure “Heartbreak Hill,” a steep incline between the 20-21 mile mark. Participants will be sure to “hit the wall” at this stage. Wentworth has developed injuries to his Achilles tendon and hamstrings during his road training, however he has overcome them in order to be fit, giving him the chance of accomplishing his desire to run the Boston Marathon.

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(Ken Wentworth ’79, with twin daughters Sarah and Lauren)