2002

My Personalized Motivational Sign Proved to be Textbook – Kevin McGuire (April 15, 2002)

Posted on Apr 7, 2016 in 2002, M 35 - 39, McGuire - Kevin, North Carolina

My Personalized Motivational Sign Proved to be Textbook – Kevin McGuire (April 15, 2002)

The Boston Marathon is perhaps the definitive destination for distance runners. With its tough qualifying requirements, it is the goal to which countless runners aspire. As The Ultimate Guide to Marathons describes it, Boston is “the Mother of all Marathons, running’s best friend,” which “stands as the benchmark by which all other marathons are measured.” It is “unchallenged as the world’s oldest and most prestigious annual marathon.” I first ran Boston in 2001. A year later, I sought to document some of the race’s special attractions with a personal photo album. The...

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Number Six of my Fifty State Marathons and my Proudest Accomplishment – Scott Swanson (April 15, 2002)

Posted on Jan 26, 2016 in 2002, M 18 - 34, Nebraska, Swanson - Scott

Number Six of my Fifty State Marathons and my Proudest Accomplishment – Scott Swanson (April 15, 2002)

The Boston Marathon represented the end of a two year pursuit for me. In 2000, I set a goal to qualify for Boston and reached that goal in the Twin Cities Marathon that same year (a personal record of 3:09:52). The qualifying time was good for two years. I was very busy with medical school, so I decided to run Boston the following year. By that time, I had met my wife-to-be, and we spent several days touring the historic city. (She was in OT school and couldn’t get any time off. She told her professors she had scabies and couldn’t come to class for a few days! Nobody asks for...

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