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Saved by a TEAM PAWS runner, “Marathon Kitten” Goes Viral

Oct 18, 2023

Sarah Bohan, a runner for TEAM PAWS Chicago in the Chicago Marathon, sacrificed a personal record to save a stray kitten near Mile 21. She walked the next mile of the race until she found an owner for the kitten. Her story received worldwide media attention, including two People Magazine articles. Sarah is already entered to run in the 2024 Chicago Marathon with TEAM PAWS Chicago, where she will again chase a personal record. She finished this year’s race in 3:31:35.

The kitten’s owner brought “Casper” to PAWS Chicago for his first vet exam and will return soon for his neuter surgery. Casper was the subject of more than 350 media stories in more than a dozen languages.

People Magazine story