Tucson marathoner has motivation to spare

in Goldman School of Dental Medicine, News Releases, Student News
April 14th, 2009

Contact: Jackie Rubin, 617/638-4892 | jackier@bu.edu

(Boston) – Nicholas Miner, a third-year student at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM), takes sibling rivalry to a new level.

After watching brothers Jeremy and Marcus run the Boston Marathon in past years, Miner will attempt the 26.2-mile trek from Hopkinton to Boston on April 20, 2009.

“I am setting my sights on crushing both of my brothers’ times,” declares Miner, a Tucson, Arizona native who admits his longest run was six miles before he started training.

Miner is motivated by more than just competition, however. He has committed to raising $3,000 for Boston Medical Center, where Miner spends much of his time as a GSDM student, in exchange for an official bib number. Donations will support the hospital’s mission to provide “exceptional care without exception.”

The southwesterner says training in Boston’s rough winters was harder than he expected.

“I am doing my best to ignore the frigid temps, snow and ice to achieve my goal of competing in this incredible event, while helping to fund a good cause,” says Miner.

He says serving his community has always been important to him and he hopes to continue volunteering on a weekly or monthly basis after graduation from dental school.

To support Miner, visit teambmc.org and search for Nicholas Miner.

The mission of Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine is to provide excellent education to dental professionals throughout their careers; to shape the future of dental medicine and dental education through research; to offer excellent health care services to the community; to participate in community activities; and to foster a respectful and supportive environment.

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