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  •  It really hurts (4+ / 0-)
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    Creosote, aitchdee, dkosdan, joynow

    I run for my college, and I'm probably on the path to doing a couple marathons post-college.  When I watch the Boston Marathon, its kind of like my Super Bowl.  We root for certain runners, debate how the Americans are looking, etc.

    But we often forget about the rest of the field.  The non-elites.  The ones who have their families, friends, coworkers, teammates, etc. rooting for them.  The finish line of a marathon is salvation.  Its the reason why you train, its the reason why you race, why you run, etc.  

    To think, that finish line is supposed to be a joyous occasion that is filled with people cheering you on and then helping you up after you inevitably sit down and find our you can't stand up.  The finish line at an 8k (21 or so miles shorter than a marathon) is filled with it but I can only imagine the emotional aspects of the "line" at a marathon.

    Its just awful, I wish I had something more constructive to say or to hypothesize but I can't hep but not.  I stumbled upon some gruesome injuries of the scene by accident, and it just connects.  It wasn't some "SHOCK" picture like the Kevin Ware one was for some people, it was just....I can't describe it and I can't imagine what it was like being there.

    London is next week, which is one of the BIG marathons (along with Olympics, NYC, Boston, sometimes Chicago) and it'll go on as scheduled I believe.  At London, the same feelings of the finish line will be there.

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    by RVKU on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 09:51:38 PM PDT

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