Rose – Mikayla

A big “Thank You” to Boston for delivering the world’s greatest marathon. – Mikayla Rose (April 21, 2014)

Posted on Jun 4, 2014 in 2014, Australia, F 40 - 44, Rose - Mikayla

A big “Thank You” to Boston for delivering the world’s greatest marathon. – Mikayla Rose (April 21, 2014)

So many people have written such beautiful words to describe what we all felt in Boston on Patriots Day this year. I expected all the emotion of 2013 to come flooding back on the road from Hopkinton. But it wasn’t until the morning after, while reading messages of love and support from friends and strangers, that I was overwhelmed by it all. The tears at the breakfast table made my newspaper soggy. I feel so privileged to have shared in the triumph and joy of this proud city on this historic day when Boston reclaimed her marathon. This day started for me the moment I stepped onto Back Bay...

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An Ode to a City, and a Promise to Return… – Mikayla Rose (April 15, 2013)

Posted on Jun 3, 2014 in 2013, Australia, F 35 - 39, Rose - Mikayla

An Ode to a City, and a Promise to Return… – Mikayla Rose (April 15, 2013)

Thank you, Boston I will never forget the moment, at about the 100-meter mark of the 117th Boston marathon, when I thought, with sun shiny clarity, “This is going to be the most amazing thing I ever do.” And I was right. Thanks to you. The moment I stepped onto the platform at Back Bay Station, I could feel it. I describe it now as an embrace. You didn’t just make me feel welcome, you embraced me. I was a part of your tradition and was swept up in your pride. Light as a feather, a Boston marathon starter. What an honour to be your guest. I tell people about that embrace and about how...

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