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April 16, 2020

My last Boston Marathon 

#tbt April 16, 2012

The heat was even more challenging than Heartbreak Hill.

The high reached 89 degrees, making it one of the top-10 hottest days in the 116-year history of the race.

It was so hot, close to 1,000 of the more than 22,000 runners dropped out before the race started.

About 2500 people had to be treated for heat-related issues.

It wasn’t my best Boston Marathon finish, but had I taken the deferment race officials were offering, I would’ve run the following year – the year of the Boston Marathon bombings.

My family would’ve been cheering where one of those bombs went off.


That’s my former brother-in-law’s name on my arm.

I ran for him.

We always said we would run a race together.

We never got the chance. He died a few weeks before. 

This year’s race – which would have taken place this coming Monday – has been postponed to September, due to COVID-19.

Thinking of you Boston!

#tbt #BostonMarathon2012

#Run #beantown #memories

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