Mom Runs NYC Marathon for Child Who Died of Brain Tumor: 'I'm So Happy She Was My Daughter'

One runner in Sunday’s TCS New York City Marathon trained for the race in a deeply sentimental way — along a route that spelled her late daughter’s name.

“I call it Marit’s run,” Jennifer Swenson, whose 16-year-old daughter Marit died of a brain tumor in August 2017, told Today. “The hardest part was the ‘R.'”

The mother from Minnesota, 47, and Marit were planning to run the Disney Princess Half Marathon together when Marit’s pediatric high-grade glioma was discovered in...

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