Young – Bob

Spectators felt as strongly as the runners about reclaiming the race – Bob Young (April 21, 2014)

Posted on Apr 2, 2015 in 2014, Arizona, M 55 - 59, Young - Bob

Spectators felt as strongly as the runners about reclaiming the race – Bob Young (April 21, 2014)

I last ran Boston (my second time) in 2009, and had no plans to return any time soon. But when the bombs went off in 2013, so did something inside just about anybody who cares about running and the Boston Marathon. The thought of the pain inflicted on innocent bystanders, the sport of distance running, and the city of Boston, was unbearable. Most people understand what Boston means to runners. It is our Super Bowl, a world running convention. I’m not sure, however, if those who haven’t experienced it, or do not come from New England, realize how important the race is to the...

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