April 15, 2019 is the date of next year’s Boston Marathon. It also happens to be the day before Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson East’s third wedding anniversary — and it looks like the celebration will kick off in Hopkinton.
Johnson East took to Instagram on Tuesday morning to share that she and her husband, Andrew East, will participate in the 2019 Boston Marathon. According to the photo’s caption, the gold and silver medalist has run 12 half marathons, but this will be the first time she attempts a full 26.2-mile race.
“So ladies and gents… thanks to the greatest partner ever @clifbar I guess the hubs and I will be running the @bostonmarathon next year for our 3rd Anniversary 👀!!!!!” the post reads. “I’ve ran 12 halves but never believed I could do a full. Guess I’ll find out if I can now! Hahaha can’t wait to share with you all the crazy journey to get ready. Thank you ClifBar! #feedyouradventure #ad #bostonstrong#bostonmarathon #couplegoals.”