1983

Someone steals my thunder. – Joe Muldowney (April 18, 1983)

Posted on Apr 19, 1983 in 1983, M 18 - 34, Muldowney - Joe, Pennsylvania

Someone steals my thunder. – Joe Muldowney (April 18, 1983)

The Fenway Hotel was about a mile from the finish line, but it may as well have been a thousand miles away. On blistered feet, space blanket covering my body, which was caked with dried sweat, I shuffled back to the hotel, spent and exhausted having completed my first Boston Marathon. The unicorn medal, bearing the number ‘82,’ signifying the number of annual Boston Marathon races, hung from my neck. It was the third Monday of April, 1978. With sunken eyes, and a salt-covered face, I entered the small lobby, where a pleasant desk clerk smiled at me. She gazed with pity at the decrepit...

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