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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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Left or right? A seemingly minor decision leads me away from danger – David Meier (April 15, 2013)

Posted on Apr 1, 2014 in 2013, Florida, M 45 - 49, Meier - David

Left or right? A seemingly minor decision leads me away from danger – David Meier (April 15, 2013)

[In 2013, David Meier cruised through his fourth consecutive Boston Marathon in 3:23:10, finishing in the upper half of his age group. Here he offers an introspective look at what happened next…] Left or right? That was the choice we faced as we exited the Westin Copley Square that beautiful April afternoon. I had just finished the 2013 Boston Marathon and was feeling pretty good about myself. I was starving, so I said to my wife “Let’s go this direction away from the crowds.” So just a few hundred yards from the finish line, we turned away and headed down Dartmouth Street. And there...

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Record Hot Weather Provides A Different Experience – David Meier (April 16, 2012)

Posted on Apr 16, 2012 in 2012, Florida, M 45 - 49, Meier - David

Record Hot Weather Provides A Different Experience – David Meier (April 16, 2012)

If you ever wonder how weather affects people’s moods, look no further than the 2012 Boston Marathon. For those not aware, Marathon Monday in 2012 was one of the hottest on record with temperatures near 90 degrees by the end of the race. If you’re a tourist, this beach-like weather was a real treat, since April is typically cold, wet and windy. However, if you’re running, you would prefer July temperatures to take their proper place in line and come much later in the year. Either way, what was striking to me was the difference in how the city presented itself under these conditions...

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