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Ode to the 121st Boston Marathon ♥

Posted on Jul 10, 2017 in 2017, Arizona, Bushouse - Emily, F 30 - 35

Ode to the 121st Boston Marathon ♥

Because there’s no way I could describe what it was like to experience Boston, I won’t even try. Instead, I’m just going to say “Thank You.” Thank you to mother nature for providing a day that was, though not ideal for runners, perfect for spectators and volunteers. Thank you to the Boston Police Department for keeping everyone safe. Thank you to Katherine Switzer for blazing the trail, inspiring in women the courage to do what men forbid 50 years ago, and for making it possible for us to stand at the starting line this year, representing almost 50% of the event’s...

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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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Spectators felt as strongly as the runners about reclaiming the race – Bob Young (April 21, 2014)

Posted on Apr 2, 2015 in 2014, Arizona, M 55 - 59, Young - Bob

Spectators felt as strongly as the runners about reclaiming the race – Bob Young (April 21, 2014)

I last ran Boston (my second time) in 2009, and had no plans to return any time soon. But when the bombs went off in 2013, so did something inside just about anybody who cares about running and the Boston Marathon. The thought of the pain inflicted on innocent bystanders, the sport of distance running, and the city of Boston, was unbearable. Most people understand what Boston means to runners. It is our Super Bowl, a world running convention. I’m not sure, however, if those who haven’t experienced it, or do not come from New England, realize how important the race is to the...

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A Runner’s Story of 26.13 Miles – Ginger Cross (April 15, 2013)

Posted on Apr 15, 2013 in 2013, Arizona, Cross - Ginger, F 40 - 44

A Runner’s Story of 26.13 Miles – Ginger Cross (April 15, 2013)

Of course, if you asked, I could have told you hundreds of ways I thought my story would play out, but never did I imagine an ending as tragic as this. As we all know, this day that was supposed to be of joy and celebration became a day where running a marathon was of no importance. However, my story still needs to start from the beginning to understand how quickly the day changed from running towards the finish line, to running for my life… My name is Ginger and I live in Arizona. I am a wife, mother, amateur athlete and freelance designer. Two years ago I never would have believed you...

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