Yamada – Christine

260 Thank You’s – Chrissy Yamada (April 21, 2014)

Posted on Mar 24, 2015 in 2014, F 50 - 54, Washington, Yamada - Christine

260 Thank You’s – Chrissy Yamada (April 21, 2014)

It has always been a dream of mine to run the Boston Marathon, but as a five-hour runner, I knew I would never make the BAA’s qualifying standards. So I decided in 2013 to raise funds for Boston Children’s Hospital and thus gained entry into the 117th Boston Marathon. I was at mile 22 when the bombs went off, and I was stopped short of finishing at mile 25.5. I was deeply upset about the tragic events that day. I received an invitation in May 2013 to come back and finish the race in 2014. I thought a lot about the fans and spectators and how they were the ones badly hurt, injured and...

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