And then of course are all of the amazing stories of the rest-of-the-pack runners. To anyone who qualified and ran the heck out of that crazy Boston course, CONGRATULATIONS! Today, you are my hero.
It dawned on me that it is a bit strange that today I finally woke up to the magic and raw energy of the Boston Marathon, considering I lived in Boston for three years. The marathon passed very near to my apartment, but I hardly noticed. It is either a testament to my commitment to my graduate studies or sad sign of how insular my world was, but I never paid much attention to marathon activities. Actually, if I'm being honest I think that I might have been annoyed one marathon Monday that I couldn't get to the library. Lame!
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I'm really looking forward to reading the race recaps from all of today's amazing runners -- I am sure the stories will not disappoint. In the meantime, I wanted to share an amazing article about race director Dave McGillivray. Did you know that he runs the course himself every year, long after the race is over? Absolutely incredible. This brought such happy tears to my eyes (yes, sitting in my cubicle -- I don't care), I hope you enjoy it too!
Who wants to join me in forming a Dave McGillivray cheering squad for next year's race??