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Actress Uzo Aduba Running Boston

Maybe your latest feat of endurance was a nonstop binge-watch of the popular Netflix series Orange is the New Black. If so, here’s a bit of news to make you feel better about yourself. Uzo Aduba, an actress on the show who plays inmate Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren, will get a workout for you when she runs the Boston Marathon on April 20. According to Runner’s World, Aduba is running the famed marathon as a member of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute charity team. Aduba ran track for Boston University.

Grandma Gatewood Celebrated with New Documentary

This year marks the 60th anniversary of Emma Gatewood’s thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. Better known in the hiking community as Grandma Gatewood, the late trail icon became the first solo woman to hike the entire length of the A.T. in 1955. Her heroic life, which included overcoming serious domestic abuse, was detailed in the recent New York Times bestseller Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail. Another look at Gatewood’s life will come in the upcoming documentary “Trail Magic,” which will debut on select PBS stations in May. Amazingly, Gatewood was 67 when she first hiked the trail. The mother of 11 and grandmother of 23 went on to hike the trail again in 1957 and 1957, which made her the first person to hike the trail three times, according to the Washington Post.

 

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