One-time race car driver Danica Patrick returned to racing Monday, but this time on foot. She completed the 125th Boston Marathon alongside her sister, Brooke Selman, in a time of 4:01:21. It was the first marathon for both women.”First and last,” Patrick, 39, told reporters after crossing the finish line.
It’s official: Danica Patrick has run the Boston Marathon.
The retired pro race car driver, 39, completed the 125th running of the historic Boston Marathon on Monday, and celebrated her accomplishment on social media.
“Bucket list item 1 of 1,” she captioned a series of photos and videos from her race day on Instagram.
“I am so grateful to be able to do @bostonmarathon!!! Thank you to all who donated to the @lightfoundation! However, I do not want to do another marathon! So, whoever says you’ll sign up again right after is cray cray!” Patrick said.
“But it was such a fun 4-5 month journey with really special people. We pushed each other and learned more about ourselves in the process,” she continued. “I do hard things. That’s who I am. I suppose I should make another bucket list item.”
Ahead of the race, Patrick talked to PEOPLE about why she had decided to run her first marathon — and why she wanted to do it in Boston.
“The fact that I have a good foundation of running made me think to myself, ‘I think I’d like to run a marathon someday.’ And it’s really the only bucket list item I have,” Patrick, who said she’s always enjoyed running, told PEOPLE last month.
Patrick rann the historic race alongside her sister Brooke and friend Erin Buntin in support of the Light Foundation, which was created by former New England Patriots offensive tackle Matt Light. The foundation — which focuses on teaching kids how to be responsible, ethical and accountable through outdoor activities and exercise — “sits so much in line” with what Patrick personally believes in.