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BOSTON 2014 – SMALL WORLD, WONDERFUL WORLD

John & Karen Odom, Boston Strong
John & Karen Odom, Forever Boston Strong

The emotions of the Boston Marathon may never, and for all the obvious reasons, hopefully never will, reach such heights as 2014 again.  It took 371 days for the emotions of Boston 2013 to find their full release on Patriot’s Day 2014. And the support, camaraderie, and unity of purpose that was on display throughout the year, and that came to such a dramatic and cathartic climax with Meb Keflezighi’s win in the 118th Boston Marathon, will stand as a symbol of Boston Strong and Running Strong for ages to come, a reminder of the power of love and community.

It’s a small world. And, as we saw last Monday, even amidst the cruelty, suffering, and heartlessness that sometimes arrives with shocking suddenness, it can be a wonderful world, too.

In that sense, then, one final story on this year’s marathon. (more…)

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SAN DIEGO FINISHES “RUN TO BOSTON”

Run To Boston
San Diego “Run To Boston”

Runners like to complete what they’ve started, as it’s an untidy diary with a distance undone.  That’s why 55 members of the San Diego running and triathlon communities met yesterday morning at Ski Beach along Mission Bay to complete a journey they began but couldn’t complete the previous week.

Last Sunday they’d gathered in a much larger number to metaphorically “Run to Boston” in memory of and support for those who lost their lives, limbs, and innocence at the Boston Marathon finish line bombings on April 15th.  That gathering in San Diego was mirrored throughout the nation and in many places around the world, for such is the fierce community spirit of runners.  But it is a long 3043 miles from Ski Beach to Boylston Street in Boston, and they had only posted 2270. (more…)

VIRGIN LONDON MARATHON 2013

Prince Harry and Richard Branson with London Champs Priscah Jeptoo & Tsegay Kebede
Prince Harry and Richard Branson with London Champs Priscah Jeptoo & Tsegay Kebede

London, England — On a glorious spring morning for racing Ethiopia’s Tsegay Kebede and Kenya’s Priscah Jeptoo took home the glory at today’s 33rd Virgin London Marathon. In winning their respective races in 2:06:04 and 2:20:15 against fields of staggering depth and quality, the two athletes from neighboring East African nations returned the focus of the sport to international goodwill and competition rather than the infamy and horror visited on the Boston Marathon this past Monday. But though the two pro fields were as good as they come, the two races could not have been much different.

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