By Hal Higdon
Within the first e-book in this tragic occasion, 4:09:43, Hal Higdon, a contributing editor at Runner’s international, tells the story of the Boston Marathon bombings. The book’s identify refers back to the numbers at the finish-line clock while the 1st bomb exploded.
In 4:09:43, Higdon perspectives Boston 2013 in the course of the eyes of these operating the race. you'll meet George, a runner from Athens, birthplace of the fashionable marathon, who at dawn joins the eerie march of silent runners, all aimed toward their appointments in Hopkinton, the place the marathon begins. you are going to meet Michele, who at age 2 helped her mom hand water to runners, who first ran the marathon whereas a scholar at Wellesley university, and who made up our minds to run Boston back customarily simply because her daughter Shannon was once now a pupil at Boston college. you are going to meet Tracy, stuck on Boylston highway among the 2 explosions, working for her lifestyles. you are going to meet Heather, a Canadian, who limped into the clinical Tent with bloody socks from blisters, quickly to achieve that worse issues exist than wasting a toenail.
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It was almost ridiculous. I cannot recall hearing anyone cheering for anyone else. ” Flanagan told Willey that in all her races before—track, road, cross-country— she never had experienced that level of fan support before. , the elite women started to the sound of a horn, the horn replacing Boston’s traditional starting gun out of deference to the Newtown victims. Flanagan ran with training partner Kara Goucher by her side, but she focused her attention on Kenyan Rita Jeptoo, winner at Boston in 2006.
I know where they are from. I know their race times. I know where they have run before, and where they qualified for Boston. I know they all had a husband or a boyfriend waiting for them at the finish line. Me? I was doing this solo. I had no idea what I would do after the race, or where I would go. ” 4:09:43 25 Not everybody running the Boston Marathon waited in the Athletes’ Village. Many of those living along Grove Street or elsewhere in Hopkinton opened their doors to athletes they knew or with whom they had some connection.
Don’t even ask. But run Boston with the world’s marathon elite? , many of those who had gathered in the Athletes’ Village began a slow and tortured trek toward the starting line for the 117th running of the Boston Athletic Association Marathon. This Marathon March would continue for an hour or more as the 23,000 runners positioned themselves in preassigned corrals on Route 135, East Main Street, the marathon course. This included John Munro. The Scot runner had qualified for Boston by running 3:22:22 in the Lochaber Marathon in Fort William, Scotland.