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Valerie Bertinelli Euphoric After Finishing Boston Marathon

A Healthy Bite: Valerie Bertinelli

"I am so high right now, more high than if I'd had a bottle of champagne! I feel euphoric!"

—Valerie Bertinelli shortly after finishing the Boston Marathon with a time of 5:14:37. Valerie, who is just four days away from her 50th birthday, tells People magazine that after a quick bath in the marathon recovery tent, she felt great, "I wonder if it's anything like childbirth where you forget how painful it was. I think I had a pretty amazing time!"

The Jenny Craig spokeswoman was one of 550 participants running for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Prior to yesterday's race, the farthest Valerie had ever run was 19.2 miles during a premarathon run last week. On what was going through her mind when she crossed the finish line: "When I turned the corner and saw the finish line, I turned the music off and just enjoyed the crowd."

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chloe-bella chloe-bella 6 years
ms660bk - No, you don't have to qualify if you enter through charity. She didn't qualify beforehand - it was her first marathon. The race website should tell who their charity partners are, then you probably will have to contact the charities directly to sign up.
ms660bk ms660bk 6 years
Do you have to have a qualifying time if you enter with a charity? Not snarking, just curious to see how I can enter Boston in 2011!
inlove23 inlove23 6 years
Wow! That's insane!! I couldn't imagine running, let alone qualifying, for the Boston! Great job Valerie!
newshoesrunner newshoesrunner 6 years
Valerie Bertinelli is just so inspiring!!
Rock-Star125929 Rock-Star125929 6 years
Yea, WOW! I wanna experience that :D what an accomplishment!
Spectra Spectra 6 years
Wow, good for her! I'm so glad to she did that for herself. What an awesome 50th birthday present!
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