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“The sweetest e-mail a marathoner could hope for” – Dallas Smith (April 15, 2013)

Posted on Apr 15, 2013 in 2013, M 70 - 74, Smith - Dallas, Tennessee

“The sweetest e-mail a marathoner could hope for” – Dallas Smith (April 15, 2013)

Most of the stories on BOSTONlog concentrate on a runner’s effort to qualify for Boston and the personal experiences of race day. This story is unusual, as it concerns a happy ending four months later… Today I received the sweetest e-mail a marathoner could hope for. For four months I told everyone I had finished fourth in my age division at the 2013 Boston Marathon, broadcasting it on Twitter and Facebook and even saying it in a radio interview. But all the while I knew it wasn’t true. Boston had made an error in my time. I’d actually finished third, hence a podium position....

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