Dora Butner, a 2021 graduate of The College Experience, took her grit and determination to the New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 5 and finished the 26.2 mile long race with a time of five hours and 49 minutes! That is a feat that those outside of the running-world can hardly dream of!

“The best part was crossing the finish line,” Dora shares, “It felt really good. There were more hills than I expected. I knew it was going to be tough, but I didn’t expect it to be as tough as it was. For the first 10 miles, I was just running. Then, I walked, then ran, then walked and ran again for the rest.”

To gain entry to the marathon, Dora collected donations to City Harvest, a non-profit that salvages food that would have gone to waste and delivers it to those in need in New York City. Dora ended up surpassing her fundraising goal and stood at the starting line having raised $3,946! Dora says the best part of The College Experience was the friendships she made and many of those friends contributed to the success of her marathon fundraising campaign.

Congratulations on your athletic achievement, Dora! We are so impressed and inspired!

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