2016

Thirsty and sweating before we even began. – Staci Dietzel (April 18, 2016)

Posted on Jun 8, 2016 in 2016, Dietzel - Staci, F 40 - 44, Michigan

Thirsty and sweating before we even began. – Staci Dietzel (April 18, 2016)

2016 was my fifth consecutive Boston Marathon. Despite a training season peppered with injury, and being only one week post-flu, I was excited to be in Boston and felt ready to run. The celebration of the 50th Anniversary of women in the Boston Marathon along with the 120th Anniversary year made this year feel extra special. I was traveling alone. My family came along in 2012, but I typically travel on my own to destination races due to their busy schedules. I had plans to meet up with a friend I had met at the Tokyo Marathon, and a Sunday dinner with Katharine Switzer and Roger Robinson....

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Coming to race, not just have fun– Keara McGraw (April 18, 2016)

Posted on Jun 7, 2016 in 2016, F 30 - 35, Florida, McGraw - Keara

Coming to race, not just have fun– Keara McGraw (April 18, 2016)

I can’t say enough good things about Boston. The city, the people, the race. Everything. Even if you’re not a diehard runner, it’s hard not to fall in love with the Boston Marathon. I think sometimes the money aspect of it tends to cloud my judgement of how much I love it, because it’s seriously an expensive weekend to drag yourself through 26 miles. But with two finishes in two years I proclaim Boston to be well worth it! Going into this one, many folks including myself were stalking the weather forecast. There was a lot of worry about temperatures being warm. If you...

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One of the most surreal and satisfying days of my life – Dan Mullen (April 18, 2016)

Posted on Apr 24, 2016 in 2016, M 40 - 44, Mississippi, Mullen - Dan

One of the most surreal and satisfying days of my life – Dan Mullen (April 18, 2016)

Imagine your first round of golf being at Augusta National, experiencing your first horse race at Churchill Downs or entering a stadium the first time at the Olympics. Then imagine actually taking part in the Masters, Kentucky Derby or Olympic Opening Ceremonies. That’s what it felt like for me to run the Boston Marathon on Patriots Day 2016. I’d never even run so much as a neighborhood 5K in my life. The first time I’d ever picked up a bib number was at the Hynes Convention Center on Sunday evening. And after I willed myself through the final stretch of the 26.2-mile course...

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