McGuire – Kevin

My Personalized Motivational Sign Proved to be Textbook – Kevin McGuire (April 15, 2002)

Posted on Apr 7, 2016 in 2002, M 35 - 39, McGuire - Kevin, North Carolina

My Personalized Motivational Sign Proved to be Textbook – Kevin McGuire (April 15, 2002)

The Boston Marathon is perhaps the definitive destination for distance runners. With its tough qualifying requirements, it is the goal to which countless runners aspire. As The Ultimate Guide to Marathons describes it, Boston is “the Mother of all Marathons, running’s best friend,” which “stands as the benchmark by which all other marathons are measured.” It is “unchallenged as the world’s oldest and most prestigious annual marathon.” I first ran Boston in 2001. A year later, I sought to document some of the race’s special attractions with a personal photo album. The...

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A Good Day for Americans – Kevin McGuire (April 16, 2001)

Posted on Jul 7, 2013 in 2001, M 35 - 39, McGuire - Kevin, North Carolina

A Good Day for Americans – Kevin McGuire (April 16, 2001)

At noon a field of 15,606 runners left the Hopkinton starting line in the 105th Boston Marathon. I thus found myself among the third largest gathering in the event’s history, a field that included the last three men’s champions and the winners of the last four women’s races. However, after passing a half-million spectators along the route to Boston’s Copley Square, it was South Korea’s Lee Bong-Ju who took the laurel wreath and prize of $80,000 awaiting the winner. The Korean halted an unprecedented string of ten consecutive victories by Kenyans, giving his country...

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