Born to run: Mom, daughter finish their first Boston Marathon

Yakima Herald Republic - 04-16

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Exactly 23 years ago Monday, Ilene Gerardi brought her almost-3-year-old daughter to watch her husband, Tony, run the 100th Boston Marathon. The roles were reversed this year as Ilene and Emily Gerardi, who turns 26 Sunday, conquered the renowned 26.2-mile course while Tony took part as one of thousands of spectators along the streets. The Gerardis joined five other local runners Monday in completing what many consider to be amateur long distance running’s most prestigious race, and both were running it for the first time.