April 18, 2018

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St. Anne's-Belfield School's Beardsley Completes Boston Marathon as Duo Team Member

Charlottesville, Va., April 18, 2018 - St. Anne's-Belfield School humanities teacher and cross country coach Andy Beardsley completed the 2018 Boston Marathon, notable for its cold, wet, windy conditions, in a time of 03:40:43 and in doing so was able to check an item off his bucket list: competing with best friend Larsen Klingel.


Klingel lives with cerebral palsy, and has been Beardsley's friend since they attended fifth grade together in Alaska. Throughout the 26.2 miles, Beardsley pushed Klingel in a wheelchair custom-made by the same manufacturer that produces chairs for Team Hoyt, complete with the School's name and logo integrated into the design. They were one of eight duo teams competing in the event.


The men qualified together in the 2016 Richmond Marathon, which was only the second time they competed together and with the new wheelchair following the November 2016 Bill Steers Men's Four Miler in Charlottesville.

Photo courtesy of Nick Cook.



St. Anne's-Belfield School is a co-educational preschool through grade 12 day school of more than 940 students and 150 faculty and staff, with a boarding program in grades nine through twelve. Nineteen countries are represented in the student body, with 41 percent of students receiving financial aid. More information may be found at www.stab.org

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