1998

“Not just anyone can run in the Boston Marathon.” (signed) Mom & Dad – Deborah Casola (April 20, 1998)

Posted on Jul 16, 2016 in 1998, Casola - Debbie, F 40 - 44, Virginia

“Not just anyone can run in the Boston Marathon.” (signed) Mom & Dad – Deborah Casola (April 20, 1998)

What happens on the third Monday in April in Boston? Ask a Bostonian and they’ll say it’s Patriot’s Day. Ask any runner and they’ll tell you it’s the day of the Boston Marathon, the granddaddy of all marathons. One day in 1997 while on a run, my friend Miles and I were talking about Boston – he’d run it a few times. I told him since Bill worked at Digital, one of the race sponsors, I could run with one of their corporate bibs. I hit a nerve… A nerve I later completely understood. Miles said I should only run Boston if I earned a spot in the race, and based on my track and long...

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