Thank you for writing, My Beloved. All our thoughts and prayers go to the people of Boston and those affected by the tragedy.
From the first hand account of marathoner Leica Carpo of PDI: This is a tragedy that hurts not only city marathons, like Boston, New York and London, but the running community at large. There is a unique bond that forms during marathons not just with fellow runners but with the spectators and bystanders. From the high of hearing strangers cheer for you, to the sticky high fives from 6-year-olds and the promised kisses of Wellesley girls. It’s a moment that lasts a lifetime and keeps a tradition going stronger than ever even after 117 years.
The 117th Boston Marathon was not a day to be fast but lucky.
When we lined up to ride the buses to the Hopkington starting line at 6:30 a.m. that morning we had no idea what was in store for us later that afternoon.