She Finished the Marathon But Loses Battle with Cancer
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota woman who returned this year to finish the Boston Marathon despite her battle with cancer has died.
Elinor Scott-Sutter had nearly finished the marathon in 2013 when two pressure cooker bombs exploded, killed three people and injured dozens of others.
The 51-year-old mother of four found out early this year that she had pancreatic cancer. Despite the diagnosis and chemotherapy, Scott-Sutter went back to Boston in April with her daughter and sister and finished the final mile of the race.
Her obituary says she was a devoted mother with a "fierce passion for life and an unwavering determination despite life's trials." A funeral is set for Wednesday in Edina.