Monday, April 15, 2013

Sympathy and thoughts for the runners in today’s Boston Marathon...

Like everyone, I’m shocked by the news about the explosions at the Boston Marathon.


Even setting aside my disgust at the terrorism, as a runner I feel a deep anger towards anyone who would disrupt the race like that. For many people Boston is the pinnacle of their running careers; for others (like me) it is an achievement that will forever be out of reach despite our best efforts—but it’s something to aspire towards.

What makes it particularly poignant for me is the race time when the explosions occurred (a little over four hours)—I would probably finish around then!

My thoughts are with the injured and killed. Godspeed.