BOSTON — Ashland native Kristie Voldberg was one of the thousands of runners to cross the finish line at the 123rd Boston Marathon on Monday.Voldberg, a financial advisor at Fiorio Wealth Advisors and former cross country and track and field athlete at Ashland High School, qualified for the world-famous marathon after competing in the WhistleStop Marathon in Ashland for the first time last year.She took up running again in earnest five years ago after a brief hiatus, and dedicated the big race to her late father, Pete Viater."She ran in memory of her dad, who passed away a couple years ago," her daughter Kaiya Voldberg said.Kristine Voldberg finished this year's Boston Marathon with an official time of 5:10:12, and a pace of just under 12 minutes per mile."She said it was an amazing, humbling, and challenging experience," Kaiya said. "She feels very blessed that she was able to be a part of it. The crowd and organization was incredible, and there were people from all over the world there."Kristie's first Boston Marathon might also be her last."I believe Boston was a one-time thing," Kaiya said. "She’s done with marathons and will go back to half-marathons now."Full results from the 123rd Boston Marathon can be found here: https://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon/results Read more
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