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Homeless In Hopkinton – Greg Hall (April 15, 2013)

Posted on Mar 9, 2016 in 2013, Hall - Greg, M 55 - 59, Missouri

Homeless In Hopkinton – Greg Hall (April 15, 2013)

The first person I spoke to from Hopkinton, Massachusetts the eve of the Boston Marathon was a cop. My good friend and running mate, Greg Heilers, had just dropped me off at the corner of Main and Grove Street in Hopkinton at about 6:30 PM. As I opened the passenger door to his rental Kia, Heilers asked me one last time the same question he had asked a dozen times that day. “Are you sure about this?” he repeated. It was my grand plan to stay in HopTown, the place where the Boston Marathon begins each Patriots Day, the night before the race and soak in even more of the energy and...

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“Thank you so much for helping our city heal!” – Greg Hall (April 21, 2014)

Posted on May 29, 2014 in 2014, Hall - Greg, M 55 - 59, Missouri

“Thank you so much for helping our city heal!” – Greg Hall (April 21, 2014)

The Boston Marathon is special for its steep history, its fabled point-to-point course, the many well-known landmarks along the route and the great runners who have worn the champion’s olive wreath. This Boston though, will be remembered for those who never ran a step. Spring was slow returning to Boston for the 118th running of the world’s most famous marathon. The green ash, maple, and flowering crab trees that typically greet the current of runners in full bloom were naked and exposed along Commonwealth Avenue and in the Back Bay; their stark branches a reminder of the cruel winter...

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