Piekos – John

Mom Tried to Warn Me, but I Wouldn’t Listen – John Piekos (April 21, 2003)

Posted on Jan 28, 2016 in 2003, M 35 - 39, Massachusetts, Piekos - John

Mom Tried to Warn Me, but I Wouldn’t Listen – John Piekos (April 21, 2003)

The slogan for the 2003 marathon was “Everything you ever needed to know about yourself you can learn in 26.2 miles.” I picked up a great poster with this slogan on it at the pre-race expo. This slogan has rung true for me for past marathons and I hope the account below will shed some meaning to it… I was relatively well prepared for this marathon, my fifth Boston, and my seventh overall. I had secured an official number waiving the qualifying time: my number was 20903. Pat, his nephew’s friend Ryan and I arrived at Hopkinton at 11:00am, one hour prior to the race...

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