Let’s Go!!!

I have to admit I had a knot in my stomach today when I was going to the marathon.  I don’t know why.  This is the sixth marathon I have attended.  Hopefully, soon it will be six that I have run, but that is a ways off.

I came to the same spot I stood at where I heard about the explosions and immediately thought back to last year and how the marathon ended.  Somehow though the marathon put me in a good mood.  First the wheel chair athletes came out, then the elites.

I have long wanted to see the elites, just to see how they run and how elegant many of them look.  I was surprised to see how tiny they all are and of course how great they all are at running.  Ahead of their arrival, there was truck measuring their speed.

I was also overjoyed at the winner, Meb Keflezighi.  I remember seeing him on the course and thinking that he looked familiar, like I had seen him in the Olympics.  I honestly didn’t expect him to win.  Not that I am such an expert on the Olympics, but it was a while ago when I last saw in the Olympics.

And he’s American.  That’s the most wonderful part.  An immigrant to boot and a wonderful runner.  The win was just what this city and the marathon needed.

Congratulations Meb Keflezighi!!!!!!!:

boston marathon april 21 beacon street winner Meb Keflezighi boston marathon april 21 beacon street Meb Keflezighi men's winner American

And of course a warm welcome to my blog.

The ladies also provided a wonderful winner in the form of Rita Jeptoo, who I also saw run today.  Here she is:

boston marathon april 21 beacon street rita jeptoo boston marathon winner boston marathon april 21 beacon street rita jeptoo 2 boston marathon april 21 beacon street winner rita jeptoo

A race well run my friends.  A race well run.

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