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Holley native wins age group in NYC Marathon, raises $5,500 for Leukemia and Lymphona Society

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 6 November 2018 at 8:21 am

Provided photo: Patti Galleher is shown in Sunday’s New York City Marathon.

A Holley native won her age group on Sunday at the New York City Marathon. Patti Sue (DeFilipps) Galleher also raised $5,500 for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Galleher, a 1975 Holley graduate, was the fastest woman in the 60-64 age group. She ran the 26.2-mile course in 3:28:02, more than 11 minutes faster than the second-place woman in that age group.

Galleher, 61, ran the race with her daughter Sophie, who completed the race in 3:03:14.

Galleher lives in Denver, Colorado. She ran the race in honor of her daughter Lucy who was diagnosed with Lymphoma Leukemia while she was pregnant with her first child, Watson.

More than 52,000 runners finished the race on Sunday.

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