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Nine years apart, tears for Boston – Emilio Romero (April 20, 2004)

Posted on Jun 14, 2014 in 2004, Ecuador, M 35 - 39, Romero - Emilio

Nine years apart, tears for Boston – Emilio Romero (April 20, 2004)

My wife had died four years earlier – just one month before the marathon which would have been our first. I had trained like crazy for about a year. A dearly loved aunt had flown to Houston to be with my three little kids while I ran the marathon. The very few stars in my then film-thin firmament were starting to align; but my children (10, 8 and 6 then) didn’t want to go to the Expo, they wanted to see the Aquarium. In the aftermath of any defining moment in our lives, we often try – for good or bad —to make sense in retrospect and pinpoint when and how it all started. And while I...

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