Pearlman – Billy

Choosing to run rather than drive the bus – Billy Pearlman (April 2000)

Posted on Feb 17, 2015 in 2000, M 40 - 44, Pearlman - Billy, Virginia

Choosing to run rather than drive the bus – Billy Pearlman (April 2000)

In April of 2000 a relationship began. A runner fell in love with a city. Back in the summer of 1989, after doing some hiking in the Green Mountains, my cousin and I took in a Saturday afternoon game at Fenway Park. It was my first look at the city, but only a five hour stop over. I could feel the “thunderbolt” coming, but I had not quite fallen in love (yet). Having raced bicycles most of my youth, I transitioned to running in 1998 at the age of 39. Richmond was my second marathon and qualified me for Boston. I had intended and expected to better the time requirement. However,...

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