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Thursday
Apr192012

Boston: Marathon, 2012

It's interesting that Greece is currently being featured on the blog, because the "marathon" race comes from the legend that a Greek soldier Pheidippides ran from the Battle of Marathon (a town in Greece) to Athens to announce that the Persians had been defeated. He ran the distance of 42.195 km or 26.2 miles, later established into the marathon sport at the 1896 Olympics in Athens.

And so, it's very exciting to be in Boston during THE Boston Marathon. Although I wasn't able to see the runners actually RUNNING, I managed to catch a bit of the aftermath close to the finish line near Arlington Station. It was HOT, people. At 4pm it was still hot, and I couldn't imagine how the runners got through it.

Bravo to everyone who ran.

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Reader Comments (5)

People who run marathons always inspire me .. so much discipline.. and then there are the people who come to watch and litter with no discipline.. great job showing the contrast!

April 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVidhya

Great shots!

April 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndi

B & I left the city on Marathon Monday - we didn't want to deal with the shit show! Haha. Lovely pics, though. Glad I was able to see what the city was like :)

April 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHannah

you really captured the spirit of the runners and the city on this amazing day. bravo!

April 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDaisy

Thanks everyone!

April 23, 2012 | Registered CommenterSmita

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