The 119th Boston Athletic Associations Marathon took place on a day that felt much like the past few months have – cold, damp and windy. As we stood on the sidewalk shivering, it was hard to believe the amazing turnout that the marathon had regardless of the rain. If the winter weather didnt stop the participants from training, there was no way the weather on Marathon Monday would stop them from completing the race for which they had trained so hard.
No question that the crowds along the route are as much as part of the race as the runners. The extraordinary sense of community that embraces the runners as well as their stories is unmatched. Here are three examples:
Our local friend, Sally Reiley, completed the marathon with an amazing time of 3:36:13, and raised over $20,000 for eye research at Mass Eye and Ear. We were lucky enough to speak to her after the race. (more…)