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Health worker runs Boston Marathon

Laura Sheridan (Source: SoutheastHEALTH) Laura Sheridan (Source: SoutheastHEALTH)

Laura Sheridan works at SoutheastHEALTH's Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab unit in Cape Girardeau. She's also a Boston Marathon runner.

According to SoutheastHEALTH, Patients and co-workers watched the race live on streaming video on a computer monitor in Cardiac Rehab on Monday, April 20 keeping track of Sheridan's progress.

“Our patients were so excited. We counted down the days to the race and followed the race,” says Anita Smith, nurse manager of Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab. After the race, Laura's co-workers posted a congratulatory sign on one of the Rehab unit's windows. It read: “Way to go, Laura! We are so proud of you!”

She finished the 26.2-mile race in 3 hours, 24 minutes and 12 seconds.

“It was my personal best by almost nine minutes,” Sheridan said. “It was pouring down rain, 45 degrees and 20-mile-per-hour winds.”

Sheridan was the 8,253rd runner to cross the finish line. Among more than 12,000 female racers, she finished 1,542.

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