Longtime Needham Resident and Physician to Run 2019 Boston Marathon for BID–Needham

Date: March 14, 2019

NEEDHAM, MASS.—Needham resident Robin Colgrove, a staff physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham (BID–Needham), will represent the hospital on Team BIDMC at the 2019 Boston Marathon. Colgrove will raise funds to support the hospital and train for the historic 26.2-mile race on April 15, 2019.

“My family has lived in Needham for over twenty years and my wife, kids and I have all been patients at BID–Needham,” Colgrove said. “I am proud to have been an emergency department physician, hospitalist, and infectious diseases consultant at BID–Needham, and have enjoyed working there and the community that surrounds the hospital. I am very happy to support our town’s hospital to help continue its tradition of excellent care for the community.”

In addition to his role at BID–Needham, Colgrove is an attending physician in Infectious Diseases at Mount Auburn Hospital and an assistant professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Colgrove completed the Bay State Marathon in 2017, 37 years after completing the San Diego Marathon in 1980. In addition to multiple triathlons, Colgrove has also run the Boston Athletic Association (host organizer of the Boston Marathon) 10k and half marathon in recent years. Colgrove, who ran competitively in high school and college, but injuries forced him to shift his style as a faster and shorter distance runner to a more methodical long distance runner, which put him in position to take on the renowned Boston Marathon.

“The Boston Marathon is the most famous race in the world,” says Colgrove. “Every runner knows about this race, and even as a kid growing up in San Diego, I dreamed about running it someday. It’s great to know that I will be part of Team BIDMC in support of BID–Needham.”   

Click here to support Colgrove’s efforts on behalf of BID-Needham.