Tedy Bruschi had a phenomenal NFL career with the New England Patriots that included three Super Bowl championships, but finishing the Boston Marathon for the third time Monday might rank just as high on his list of accomplishments.
Bruschi himself even compared his Super Bowl rings to his 2019 Boston Marathon medal after finishing Monday's race.
Great to see @TedyBruschi with @STEVEBURTONWBZ after finishing the Boston Marathon. Tedy, who had number 5454, held up what was around his neck and said, "This is a Super Bowl ring right here. I put it right up there with them because of everything that has to go into this." pic.twitter.com/A3F3tDEIp0
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) April 15, 2019
Here's some footage of the 45-year-old Bruschi running the rain-soaked course. He completed the race in 4:35:35.
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) April 15, 2019
📹🏃♂️🏈TEDY BRUSCHI!! 📹🏃♂️🏈
Former #Patriots LB & @espn broadcaster @TedyBruschi finishing his 3rd #BostonMarathon with @TedysTeam while raising money for stroke awareness and heart disease!@Patriots #BostonStrong #Boston2019 #MarathonMonday #PatriotsNation pic.twitter.com/efYVeWzChr
— Scott Sullivan (@SliceOfSully) April 15, 2019
— WEEI (@WEEI) April 15, 2019
The former Patriots linebacker ran the marathon all three times as part of Tedy's Team, which is raising money for heart disease and stroke research. Bruschi suffered a stroke in February of 2005, but was able to recover and re-joined the Patriots during the 2005 campaign. He retired after the 2008 season, ending a 13-year career.
Monday's marathon was Bruschi's final time running the race.
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