Boston Tragedy: Stay Strong, Guys!
I have no words to describe how deeply upset I am about the tragedy that happened today. So many runners dream of the day they take their place at the start line of Boston Marathon. Some train for years to get their chance to run in one of the most revered marathons in the world. Some never get in, others get in with mere seconds to spare. It is an iconic running event, for some, it is a privilege to run it. My personal goal is to run Boston in two years and I know that there were runners there today that visualized the day they take the Heartbreak Hill the same way I do during my training. It saddens me that such an event was targeted.
Despite the fact that any deliberate harm brought to a person by another is just wrong, what makes this attack absolutely heinous, is that most of those runners had very little left in their “gas tank” after already running 26.2 miles for 4 hours. I can only imagine how defenseless and weak some must have felt trying to save themselves from the blasts and being unable to due to pure exhaustion.
My heart goes out to all runners and their family members who fell victim to this awful attack. I hope that whoever did this is brought to justice.