IndyKids Journalists Interview 73-Year-Old Marathoner

This story was published on NPR’s Only a Game Dec 2018.

Training for a marathon is hard work. So why do it? That was the question on the minds of a hard-hitting group of investigative journalists who gathered in an elementary school classroom in mid-October.

IndyKids is a social justice newspaper for and by kids. The piece was produced by Rachael Bongiorno and Clara Ibarra of the Grandparents Story Lab, an intergenerational storytelling project that connects New York’s youngest and oldest generations through podcasts and art.

I worked with the kids to interview Jillian and then edited it into a feature story.

“It's hard to explain how you feel when you cross the finish line. It's like you could do anything you set your mind to.” 

Jillian Lazaridis

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