ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. -- Elinor Scott was about one mile away from the Boston Marathon finish line last April when she had to stop running. Two explosions went off killing three people and injuring more than 200 others.
Scott and her daughter, who moved from the site of the explosions just five minutes before they went off, both returned home to St. Louis Park unharmed. She knew she wanted to go back.
"I started this race and I want to finish," Scott said.
But this round, it's a race against time. Scott was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer in January. Prior to cancer the 51-year-old battled myasthenia gravis, a neuromuscular disorder.
Running these days is painful but she's pushing through it. Scott received permission to run the last mile of the marathon. Last year she logged 71 miles a week at her peak training. This year she's happy if she gets one.
"Each day my goal is to overshoot my run a little past my front door," Scott said.
"I run from the corner to my front door. And maybe someday I will be able to run from the corner to the next corner," she said.
Scott will undergo chemotherapy on Tuesday and then be on a plane to Boston on Saturday with her mother and daughter. She will walk the last mile if she has to, but is determined to run across the finish line.
"I'm not going to accept that diagnosis at face value," Scott said.