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Hello everyone, I have been…
Hello everyone,

I have been shuffling around Boston for a couple of days reflecting on Monday’s Boston Marathon. It is difficult to find the words to describe what it was like.

Boston was all in for the marathon: Everywhere there were signs supporting the race and the runners. You could not go anywhere without seeing the blue and gold colors of the Boston Athletic Association. Maybe the most special tribute came from the members of the Old South Church that stands at the finish line. After the bombing last year someone had the idea to knit a Boston Marathon scarf and posted it to Facebook. Over the course of the year, over 7,300 scarves arrived from all over the world.

Security was overwhelming. On race day, there were over 4000 police, army reservists and special forces patrolling the course. There were 80 bomb dogs and the sky was full of helicopters. Despite this show of overwhelming force, it did not feel obtrusive. Bostonians seemed to roll with the inconveniences it created.

On Monday, over 36,000 runners ran from Hopkinton to Boston. It was a beautiful sunny day that reached 70 degrees. This felt quite warm given that all of our long training runs were done in sub-10 degree weather. This and some blisters led to a sauntering 4 hour and 12 minute official time. It would not have mattered if it was 7 hours. We just wanted to be a part of the celebration that is the Boston Marathon.

An estimated 1 million people lined the course and stayed all day even to watch turtles like us. It’s the Superbowl of running. Except in this Superbowl, you get to play on the same field with the elite athletes.

To complete the storybook ending, Meb Keflezighi became the first American to win in 31 years.

There were survivors of the bombing in the race and at the finish line. There were also many veterans who were running with prosthetic limbs. These are the remarkable people you supported with your generosity. Our total has now approached $9,000.

Overall, there was a general sense of joy in the city and throughout the running community. I have attached just a few photos and some links to articles about the day.

Thank you again for your support of the Wounded Warriors.

Run Happy,

Scott

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Scott Krizek
Scott Krizek
Mequon, WI United States
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