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Running Boston: A bittersweet accomplishment – Heather Irvine (April 15, 2013)

Posted on Apr 15, 2015 in 2013, 2014, F 18 - 34, Irvine - Heather, New York

Running Boston: A bittersweet accomplishment – Heather Irvine (April 15, 2013)

The horrific event that occurred in 2013 at the world’s most coveted finish line has forever marked the Boston Marathon. For the 17,000 or so runners who crossed, their accomplishment is darkened by a coward’s attack on the greatest spectators in the world. For the approximately 5,000 runners whose run to Boston was halted, they have unfinished business to take care of. And for me, I carry my finisher’s medal with a heavy heart. A bittersweet accomplishment, really. After years of watching my mom’s uncle run the Boston Marathon, I knew I had to follow in his footsteps....

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