Sykes – Marlene

Marlene Sykes – [Excerpt] I remembered watching three years earlier, wondering if I would ever have a shot at the finish. (April 16, 2012)

Posted on Apr 24, 2012 in 2012, Canada, F 18 - 34, Sykes - Marlene

Marlene Sykes – [Excerpt] I remembered watching three years earlier, wondering if I would ever have a shot at the finish. (April 16, 2012)

We fired up our watches, exchanged some last minute good lucks and took a minute to soak it in. This was it – we were lined up to start the BOSTON MARATHON! I think one of us said, “Well we made it!” Or maybe I just said it in my head? Anyway, it felt like a huge victory to have gotten to the starting line and I was ready to pour my heart into it all the way to the finish… The hose/sprinkler/fire hydrant/misting stations had started early and we took advantage of every single one. It was hilarious to watch hoards of runners darting from one side of the road to the next for an instant...

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