Jim Farrell wrote -
Last year I ran the Boston Marathon for the third time. I had a wonderful experience before and during the race. I was on a bus 25 miles outside of the city when I found out about the explosions at the finish line. My first reaction was that there must have been some kind of kitchen fire. Never did I ever think that two men brought bombs to the finish line with the intent of killing and maiming people. As I found out more information, I became more saddened and more sickened by the tradegy. It all seemed so senseless to me. None of the people hurt or killed in the explosions did anything to the men who left the bombs. I met a young man the morning of the marathon. I saw him later that week on the news. He finished the marathon right before the first blast. Instead of running away, he ran towards the injured people. The first man he came to was bleeding badly. The runner took off his shirt and tied it around the man's foot as a turnacut. I was so inspired by the heroic actions of people like this young man. Doctors say he may have saved the man's foot. I thought it would be important to return this year and run the Boston Marathon and try to raise some money to help those impacted by this tragedy. Please help support the cause!