Orange Is The New Black‘s Uzo Aduba To Run In This Year’s Boston Marathon!

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We’re so into this!

Fresh off the news that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had been found guilty on all 30 counts for his role in the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing, there’s another headline-making story coming out of Beantown.

Uzo Aduba officially announced on Tuesday that she will be amongst the runners at this year’s Boston Marathon!

The Orange Is The New Black actress shared the news about her decision to participate in Marathon Monday, saying:

“I can’t believe I’m going from the seat of spectator to the place of participant. It’s such a great tradition that we all love and are so proud to have in our city.”

In fact, Uzo has always been an athlete and even ran in the New York Marathon back in 2013!

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Her inspiration to join the race?

She’s determined to raise money to support cancer research:

“When I ran New York, there were four people in my life ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ one had passed, and three were battling cancer. Now, today, there’s only one still fighting.”

Awwwww, we’re sorry to hear that, Uzo.

But we bet your support is going to help out so many others!

Uzo has until April 20th to train, so we wish her nothin’ but the best of luck!

[Image via Joseph Marzullo/WENN.]

Apr 8, 2015 9:01pm PST

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