ENCINITAS — Nicole Miller said that Glen Doherty was “larger than life.”
And now, Miller is honoring the memory of Doherty, the former Navy SEAL and CIA contractor who was one of four men killed in the 2012 Benghazi attacks.
Miller is planning on running the Boston Marathon April 18 as part of a team representing the Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation.
Her goal is to raise $12,000 before the marathon.
As of Thursday, she had raised more than $10,000, much of it raised at a fundraiser held on April 6 at the American Legion.
Miller met Doherty, who was a native of Winchester, Mass., through working out at Crossfit, and they quickly became friends. Doherty officiated Miller’s wedding four months before he died.
“Running the Boston Marathon for Team GDMF is special to me for several reasons,” Miller said. “Glen and I would frequently go on runs together. I have never run a full marathon (only halfs), but the opportunity to represent Team GDMF by running the Boston Marathon on Glen’s home turf is truly an honor. I am so excited to raise money for such a special foundation.”
The foundation provides current and former special operations professionals with the means to transition and succeed in civilian life, as well as scholarships for the children and families of the soldiers.
To donate money for Miller’s run, visit the website crowdrise.com/glendohertymemorialfdnBoston2016/fundraiser/nikkimiller7