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).
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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:
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 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?