Pray For Boston

The Boston Marathon is America’s iconic race, the oldest marathon in the country, and the most important. Eighteen people ran it in 1897; last year, thirty-five thousand did. It’s the site of Alberto Salazar and Dick Beardsley’s 1982 duel in the sun. It’s where Kip Littonmay have ridden a bike, and where Rosie Ruiz definitely took the subway. The race is also iconic because you have to qualify. A New York Marathon shirt means someone got lucky in a race lottery. A Boston Marathon shirt means they’ve run fast. The finish line today was one of the saddestmost terrible athletic scenes ever. But in an ordinary year it’s extraordinary. Well-trained amateurs from all over the world: sweating, straining, slowing, sprinting. Read more…

#prayforboston Much Love from The Philippines.

#prayforboston Much Love from The Philippines.

SOURCE: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/

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