Monday, April 21, 2014

Run On


“While the memory of the attacks has hung heavy over Boston through a week of events leading up to the race, [Desiree] Linden said it wouldn’t affect her thinking come race day.
“‘That’s a backward thought process,’ said Linden, who in 2011 finished in second place, missing victory by two seconds. ‘I don't need a terrorist event to be motivated. I’m inspired by the city and the people and I’ll honor that ... 
“‘Boston is such a big event in itself that you don’t need extra motivation, especially not that kind.’”
—Scott Malone, Boston Marathon looks to emerge from shadow of 2013 bombing,” Reuters, Sunday, April 20, 2014
• Editorial Comment: See? There is hope after all.

PeezPix by Ted Pease 
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