Boston, Breakneck and more.

The News


The Boston Marathon was on Monday and it was a good one. Late in the race, two Americans were leading. While neither hung on for a podium spot, it made for some exciting moments. Also, Meb showed that he can be a huge inspiration whether he finishes first or eighth. He is a role model for all of us whether it be in running or simply the way he treats others.

The women’s finish couldn’t have been any better. A 26-mile warmp-up followed by a 385-yard sprint. It doesn’t get any better than that. Caroline Rotich took the win, followed immediately by Mare Dibaba (Des Linden was 4th and Shalane Flanagan was 9th). In the men’s race, Lelisa Desisa took the win (Ritz was 7th and Meb was 8th).

For another inspirational Boston Marathon story, click here.


There was another race in Boston that didn’t get quite as much press. On Saturday, Molly Huddle and Ben True set American records in the road 5k. True ran 13:22, which broke a nineteen-year-old record, and Huddle ran 14:50, which broke a thirteen-year-old record. In fact, Huddle came within four seconds of the world record, which is held by Meseret Defar.

A very different type of marathon led to a wild finish. This was the first year of the Breakneck Point Trail Marathon and it was a good one – check out the finish:

Race Results

I’m still basking in the glory of my fourth place finish at the Springtime 10k… just kidding 🙂 The Mountain Goat is 11 days away. I’m looking forward to it, as it will be a good test of my fitness and health.

My Training

My training is okay. I’ve fallen behind last year’s mileage and I’ve had a series of aches, pains and strains. Hopefully, none of them plan on sticking around for too long!

What is your favorite memory from this year’s Boston Marathon?

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8 Responses to Boston, Breakneck and more.

  1. FLRunnerBoy says:

    Definitely it would have to be Meb’s crossing the finish arms raised with Dionne 🙂 I swear if you were to look up sportsmanship in the dictionary Meb’s picture would be next to it.

  2. Mandy says:

    I watched the finish line stream as a really good friend of mine finished in under 2:58 -she was the 15th Canadian woman and 114th woman overall. It capped off an enormous comeback/journey for her in more ways than I can name and I’m so ridiculously proud of her.

  3. Jessica @ VEGGIE RUNNING MOMMA says:

    My favorite memory of the Boston Marathon was… the womens finish. I was on the edge of my seat.! although I would have loved to see Shalane fighting for the win instead.

  4. The only downside to running Boston was missing the race! I always watch it on tv, so I loved reading your post. Thank you!!!

  5. Dan Button says:

    Couldn’t name just one moment from the marathon. But best moment of the weekend was watching the 5k for sure!

  6. Meb grabbing Hilary Dionne’s hand was the best – he is just amazing.

  7. OmniRunner says:

    I was within feet of the elite women when they came by. They were so tiny! I got to see my heroes, Meb and Shalane pass by also. Both were in the middle or far side of the road.
    Many good times with friends as we froze together waiting for our club mates to pass by.

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