How a No-Quit Attitude Led One Runner to a Strong Boston-Qualifying Finish

Interview with Mother Runner Shannon White

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Today’s mother runner doesn’t know how to quit, and that’s a good thing because years of resilience and determination landed her with a bid to the 2020 Boston Marathon, and today we get to hear all about her journey to get there.

It took about 6 years, 28 marathons, and a couple of major setbacks to do it, but she did, and the best part of the experience is that she gets to set the example for her girls on how to persevere.

Shannon White

Shannon White lives in Big Lake, Minnesota, with her husband of 20 years and their four girls, ages 15, 13, 11, and 9. Her girls are all involved with sports including tennis, volleyball, basketball, soccer, softball, track, and gymnastics, so they understand a busy schedule! They have 12 chickens, a dog, and two kittens! 

She works full time as a CT Tech on overnights at HCMC, a level one trauma center in Minneapolis and also works as a casual employee at three other hospitals and a radiology outpatient center. She’s been immersed in the hybrid learning with her girls and training for her 30th marathon, whenever that will happen!


Listen to the full episode to hear:

  • How she fits her training into an already packed work and mothering schedule and why she chooses to do so
  • Why gratitude was a huge piece of the puzzle for her to qualify for the Boston Marathon
  • How she overcame a traumatic Chicago Marathon finish and was able to shift her mindset and continue doing what she loves.


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