It Is With Immense Sadness I Post These

The world’s media have been abuzz with news about the bombings at the marathon yesterday.  It is weird to see Back Bay, my backyard practically on the cover of every newspaper in the world.  I get to see the streets I walk practically everyday splashed all over the paper and the city that I have grown to love immensely in dedications on Facebook and other places.

What has been forgotten here are the people who run the marathon.  I don’t mean this year.  I mean every year.  People from all walks of life, for different reasons.  People run for charity, to raise money for cancer research.  Dana Farber Cancer institute, for whom I walked the marathon last September has a team, as do many universities, hospitals and charities.  Perhaps the most tragic aspect of the whole thing was that there was a team from Newtown, Connecticut in the race.  As if those people haven’t seen enough already.

But anyway, I am going to post these pictures of the runners.  The people who make the marathon great and those who will continue to make it great and get it out from under the cloud of tragedy.  These people will never be cowards:

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