Man Runs Boston Marathon for Late Fiancee Killed Running in D.C.

Wendy Martinez was training to run the Boston Marathon when she was killed in Washington, D.C., last year.

Among the 30,000 runners at Monday’s Boston Marathon is one man competing with a broken heart. 

Daniel Hincapie ran the marathon to fulfill a dream of his fiancee, Wendy Martinez.

Hincapie's 35-year-old partner was training for the Boston Marathon when she was stabbed in one of Washington, D.C.'s safest neighborhoods last September.

Surveillance video showed her staggering into a Chinese take-out restaurant bleeding from seven stab wounds. Customers tried desperately to save her life but she could not be helped. 

The couple ran a marathon together in San Diego just months before she was killed. Because she had her heart set on running the Boston Marathon, Hincapie resolved to run for her as a final act of love. He also raised money for a foundation set up in her name.  

“I'm nervous and excited all at the same time,” he told Inside Edition before the race. 

Inside Edition was with him as he made his final preparations before the race. 

Martinez's mom and friends are in Boston supporting him.  

“I am going to be so happy to see him accomplishing that dream,” she told Inside Edition. 

Hincapie believes Martinez was with him every step of the way as he crossed the finish line.

He dedicated what he did to his late fiancee, saying during the race, “This is one is for you!"