Johnson – Jimmy

“Though in a crowd of stunned runners and spectators, I felt alone” – Jimmy Johnson (April 15, 2013)

Posted on Apr 15, 2013 in 2013, Johnson - Jimmy, M 45 - 49, Mississippi

“Though in a crowd of stunned runners and spectators, I felt alone” – Jimmy Johnson (April 15, 2013)

After months of training, my wife and I had arrived at the marathon event of the year, the 2013 Boston Marathon. We started together in Wave 3, Corral 6, running for an American Medical Athletic Association charity. In four hours our day would drastically change. A knee injury forced me to slow my pace and allowed me to just enjoy the scenery, the cool weather and cheering fans along the legendary Hopkinton to Boston course. Little did I know, had I slowed down another ten minutes, I would have been directly in front of the explosions. I had just received my finisher’s medal when I heard...

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