Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Boston Marathon 2014 - #BostonStrong!

Patriot's Day/Marathon Monday is Boston's BEST day.
This year was no exception... especially as we remembered last year.
We shared, mourned, felt pride and celebrated.
We got there extra early to hold down our spot, came prepared to support runners we knew personally and all runners; each has a story. We soaked in the spirit of every minute at mile 19.

*I"m inserting this comment a day later. I heard a great back-story on the winner of the men's division, who is shown below. His name is Meb Keflezighi. He's a 38 year old resident of California.  His official winning time was 2:08:37. He was at the 2013 marathon as a spectator. He was so moved by everything that happened, that he vowed on that very day to train to WIN the 2014 Boston Marathon for the victims of the bombing. He worked HARD for 365 days, and he came back with the names of the four victims written in each of the four corners of his bib, and WON. His is a story of resiliency and determination. He's the first American man to win the marathon since 1983.

*and HERE is the story for the man you see in the picture below:


emily olivo said...

Thanks for sharing this! You captured pictures that I was trying to tell Devon about and I had not been able to take. Great post!

Swimmingmom said...

Some of those pictures are incredible!!!!!!! Unbelievable! Thanks for sharing!

ellen said...

It was a GREAT day!!

Pam Flint said...

Lovely. Did you cry? I would have.

Jennifer Whitcomb said...

Pam--I cry every year, but this year was especially poignant.