Some of the lesser known stories from the Boston Marathon

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.

Desisa and Rotich
You can read about their finishes here.

And how about Crazy Eyes and some other well-known runners:

crazy eyes
How some notable runners fared at the Boston Marathon

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.

inspiring marathoner
Click here to read more about Maickel Melamed.

The seventh place winner was actually the leader for quite some time, Dathan Ritzenhein, who was running his first ever Boston Marathon.

Read about Ritz here.

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.

Amy Keil

It’s the fact that Keil is 7 and ½ months pregnant!  Seriously.

Read more about it here.

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.

bush family

                                  What’s more extreme than a marathon?

Read more about the actual Alaskans who competed here.

And that’s just a few of the stories.

Tell me one of your favorite parts of the 119th Boston Marathon?

11 thoughts on “Some of the lesser known stories from the Boston Marathon

  1. My favorite part of the Boston marathon this year was when I finished!! Mostly because the weather totally sucked, but also because they announced my birthday when I crossed the line. Those BAA people are on top of their game!! Check it out on my blog 🙂
    And to think, I probably got to run in Meb’s puke along the way too. Chills 🙂

  2. Wow, it’s awesome that a woman in her third trimester was able to race! Maybe she’s in optimal health and her pregnancy has no complications.

    Congrats to all the finishers!! 😀

  3. Love this and the Boston Marathon! (Though not sure if it’s a healthy idea to do a Marathon at 7.5 months? I’ve never been pregnant, though, and am not a doctor!)

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