Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Boston Marathon Elites

Yesterday was the 2014 Boston Marathon. So many great things came out of it this year - Meb Keflezighi becomes the first male to win in 31 years, Rita Jeptoo won Boston for the third year in a row and set a course record, Tatyana McFadden won the women's wheelchair division, and 36,000 people lined up to run.

But you know what the real story is? The real story are the regular people who ran yesterday. Sure, we as Americans were thrilled when Meb (cause Meb and I are like that) crossed the line because that last .2 miles were a little scary! But, as a slow runner I am impressed with those who crossed the finish line hours after Meb, Jeptoo, McFadden, and Van Dyk. They are the fabulous runners who get no recognition except from those who know and love them.

To me Erica Nash (USA - 7:41:52) and Kevin Counihan (USA - 8:58:53) are just as deserving of the same accolades as the top finishers. Sure, they started later and finished last, but heck they were there running. Everyone who ran Boston are pretty impressive. Congratulations to all the runners...including those who crossed the finish line hours later.

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