via press release:
DISCOVERY LIFE CHANNEL PROFILES THE RESOLVE OF JULI WINDSOR, THE FIRST RUNNER WITH DWARFISM TO FINISH THE BOSTON MARATHON, IN DOCUMENTARY LITTLE PERSON: BOSTON STRONG
–One-hour documentary premieres on Tuesday, April 14 at 8/7c on Discovery Life Channel –
— For a runner with dwarfism, running a marathon takes nearly twice the steps of an average-sized person —
(Silver Spring, Md.)—At 2:49 p.m. on April 15, 2013, Juli Windsor was less than a mile away from completing a lifelong quest to become the first person with dwarfism to finish the Boston Marathon. Unfortunately, the bombings that day transformed her triumph into terror. At mile 25.7, Juli, along with thousands of other runners, was turned back before crossing the finish line. Determined, driven, and rallying with a city by her side, Juli vowed to run again in 2014 for a chance at redemption as much as making history. LITTLE PERSON: BOSTON STRONG is a one-hour documentary about the comeback of one 3-foot-9 unique runner as well as a city that came together to unite against terror. The one-hour special premieres on Tuesday, April 14 at 8/7c on Discovery Life Channel.
Ever since she was 15 years old, Juli has dreamt of completing the Boston Marathon: “During my first year of cross country, I heard about the Boston Marathon. I was enamored and enthralled by the race. It was during that year that I created a list of dreams and goals, and at the top of the list read ‘Run the Boston Marathon,'” said Juli Windsor.
Windsor made her dream a reality when she crossed the finish line in the 2014 race with a personal best time of 4:43:26, making history as the first person with dwarfism to complete the Boston Marathon.
LITTLE PERSON: BOSTON STRONG is produced by Lorie Conway of Boston Film & Video, David Abel, and Andy Laub of As it Happens TV. For Discovery Life Channel, Julie Meisner Eagle is vice president of production and development, Jane Latman is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is Group President.