I am so stoked for Meb, the first American to win the Boston Marathon since 1983 with a time of 2:08. He wrote all 3 names of the Boston bombing victims on the corners of his race bib and ran with them in mind.
“Today was not just about me. This was Boston Strong. I did it for the people. God gave me the energy to persevere and win it. I’m blessed to be an American and this is beautiful, really beautiful, to do it for Boston. This place is the heartbeat of the country’s history and of the country’s running history. It’s a gift, an honor, to be part of this.” Meb Keflezighi
And Rita Jeptoo who won the women’s marathon (for the 2nd year in a row) in 2:18!! Which is also a new course record.
These runners are nothing short of amazing. I mean, the elite group was running at around a 5:15 pace until mile 24 where Rita dug deep and pulled out a 4:48 split. At MILE freaking 24!!
Shalane Flanagan put up a good fight. She should feel really proud of herself for running with a tough group of women.
And a HUGE congrats to those who ran Boston and took back the finish line at yesterday!! Y’all are amazing! What a great honor to be apart of such a beautiful event.
They are all competitive with hearts of gold congratulating each other on a fantastic race and thanking one another for pushing them to dig deeper with each mile.
Running Boston is not a dream of mine, but I know it is for many of you. These runners are a great example of digging deep, holding strong and inspiring non elite runners like most of us. Running is such a mental sport, if you put your mind to it, I really believe you can get there! Don’t you dare give up.
America is truly resilient!!
What is your running dream?
How do you dig deep during a tough run?