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Hi Everyone, First of all, …
Hi Everyone,

First of all, I wanted to say thank you again for what you did to let me run in the Boston Marathon. I can't believe it was three months ago today already, but I can definitively say that it was the greatest day of my life. To see so many people out there, especially from Tufts, scream for your for 26.2 miles was an unforgettable experience and something I will likely never experience again. It was a privilege to see thousands of people push themselves over such an ordeal, smiling (almost) every step of the way through the rain, pain, and fatigue. In addition to my teammates, I had the honor of running alongside Rebekah Gregory, who lost her leg in the bombings two years ago ( I now realize that "Boston Strong" isn't just chant we cheered in the face of terrorism, but one that embodies the spirit of those with whom I had the honor of running.

I might be the lucky one who got the medal at the end, but I recognize that this was a team effort, with you enabling me to finish a race for which it took me over two years to prepare. I can't thank you, my teammates, my coach Don Megerle, my brother Dan, my mom Cindy, and most importantly my Dad- my great teammate in the sky- with helping me achieve this accomplishment.

The night before the Boston Marathon, I recognized that in the morning I would have to confront what would likely be the most physically demanding and difficult task of my entire life thus far. I was right in that regard, but knowing how much you all have supported me, seeing the outpouring of excitement from those watching, and the tenacity of my teammates throughout the race made the experience unlike anything I could have imagined. Thank you again for your support, and I look forward to returning the favor soon.

Yours Sincerely,
William Ernest Dow Beckham
#30415, 2015 BAA 26.2
3 years ago
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Marianne Buttner
Sudbury, MA United States
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