2000

26.2 mile of kissing the earth with my feet: The Hula Man does Boston – Chris Davis (April 17, 2000)

Posted on Jun 23, 2016 in 2000, Arizona, Davis - Chris, M 45 - 49

26.2 mile of kissing the earth with my feet: The Hula Man does Boston – Chris Davis (April 17, 2000)

There were so many memorable moments about my running of the 104th Boston Marathon I could write an entire volume. Boston is one of the best cities in the US and we loved it. We arrived at our Bed and Breakfast five blocks from the finish line late Thursday and spent the night resting. When we went out to do some site seeing on Friday, it was very evident there was a going to be a major marathon going on soon. There were lots of marathon jackets, and they were the best looking I have seen: a blue and yellow nylon jacket with a flap in the back giving it a small cape effect. I didn’t think I...

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Choosing to run rather than drive the bus – Billy Pearlman (April 2000)

Posted on Feb 17, 2015 in 2000, M 40 - 44, Pearlman - Billy, Virginia

Choosing to run rather than drive the bus – Billy Pearlman (April 2000)

In April of 2000 a relationship began. A runner fell in love with a city. Back in the summer of 1989, after doing some hiking in the Green Mountains, my cousin and I took in a Saturday afternoon game at Fenway Park. It was my first look at the city, but only a five hour stop over. I could feel the “thunderbolt” coming, but I had not quite fallen in love (yet). Having raced bicycles most of my youth, I transitioned to running in 1998 at the age of 39. Richmond was my second marathon and qualified me for Boston. I had intended and expected to better the time requirement. However,...

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