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“It is the spectators who make the Boston Marathon what it is.” – Matthew Amick (April 15, 2013)

Posted on Apr 15, 2013 in 2013, Amick - Matthew, Georgia, M 35 - 39

“It is the spectators who make the Boston Marathon what it is.” – Matthew Amick (April 15, 2013)

For the most part, my story of the 2013 Boston Marathon is very similar to many who have run it before me. From the first time I considered trying to qualify, and thinking “Oh, that won’t be that hard,” to realizing I may never be able to qualify, to the grueling training it took to become fast enough. But, Boston is the granddaddy of marathons! It is the one all marathoners strive for. Therefore, when I finally qualified, it was a huge relief!! Once my entry to the marathon was accepted, I decided I would run it as a celebration, not as a race. I wasn’t concerned...

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“The Whole Food Court Full Of People Stampeded!”: A spectator’s view near the finish line – Stephanie Freeman (April 15, 2013)

Posted on Apr 15, 2013 in 2013, Freeman - Stephanie, Georgia

“The Whole Food Court Full Of People Stampeded!”:    A spectator’s view near the finish line – Stephanie Freeman (April 15, 2013)

Rushing to the streets to help runners, my eyes stared vacantly in disbelief. Is this actually happening today at The Boston Marathon? Here I am at mile 25.5 pushing runners in the opposite direction of their dream, The Boston Marathon Finish Line. Was this really happening? It was an awesome marathon Monday in Boston, as well as Patriots Day. The weather was excellent; unlike the race of 2012 when it was unseasonably hot and runners were falling out everywhere. The girls I was with were up early and ready to brave the race they had worked so hard for. As I got up my heart pounded with...

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