Lodi native overcomes injury to keep promise to her father
After suffering a severe leg injury, Lodi native Julie Lithco Ellis thought she'd never run again. Nearly 20 years later, she's competing in her first Boston Marathon. (Courtesy photograph)
Posted: Friday, April 18, 2008 10:00 pm
When Julie Lithco Ellis was 16, she told her father there were
three things she hoped to do before she died: skydive, compete in
the Ironman Triathlon and run the Boston Marathon.
The Lodi native went skydiving at age 20, and on Monday, 22
years after making that promise to her father, she will run in the
Friday, April 18, 2008 10:00 pm.