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!!!!!!!:
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:
A race well run my friends. A race well run.