Did you watch the Boston Marathon yesterday? It was awesome. Isn’t if funny how regardless of who’s running, their standing, predictions, the weather, etc., it always comes down to the last few miles and those last few miles are so freakin exciting!
I got so caught up in the elite race that I almost forgot there were 30,000 runners and I wanted to see the rest of them run too. Of course, it’s impossible to follow everyone so I found some recaps and interesting stories that I thought I would share with you.
Let’s start with the winners, Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia, and Caroline Rotich of Kenya.
And how about Crazy Eyes and some other well-known runners:
This is the last finisher of the Boston Marathon. It took him around 20 hours to finish and his is the most inspirational story I’ve read, bar none.
The seventh place winner was actually the leader for quite some time, Dathan Ritzenhein, who was running his first ever Boston Marathon.
Here’s a great article. This is Amy Keil, she finished in 4 hours and 19 minutes, but that’s not what makes this a great story.
It’s the fact that Keil is 7 and ½ months pregnant! Seriously.
53 runners from Alaska competed in this year’s Boston Marathon and finished with very respectable times. To my dismay, none of the members of the Alaskan Bush People’s Brown family were part of this group.
And that’s just a few of the stories.
Tell me one of your favorite parts of the 119th Boston Marathon?