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By Hal Higdon

ISBN-10: 1450497101

ISBN-13: 9781450497107

Within the first publication in this tragic occasion, 4:09:43, Hal Higdon, a contributing editor at Runner’s global, tells the story of the Boston Marathon bombings. The book’s name refers back to the numbers at the finish-line clock while the 1st bomb exploded.

In 4:09:43, Higdon perspectives Boston 2013 throughout the eyes of these working the race. you'll meet George, a runner from Athens, birthplace of the trendy marathon, who at dawn joins the eerie march of silent runners, all aimed toward their appointments in Hopkinton, the place the marathon starts off. you'll meet Michele, who at age 2 helped her mom hand water to runners, who first ran the marathon whereas a scholar at Wellesley collage, and who made up our minds to run Boston back frequently simply because her daughter Shannon was once now a scholar at Boston college. you'll meet Tracy, stuck on Boylston highway among the 2 explosions, working for her existence. you'll meet Heather, a Canadian, who limped into the clinical Tent with bloody socks from blisters, quickly to achieve that worse issues exist than wasting a toenail.

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In her second year, she ran Boston with classmates who were trying to convince administrators at Wellesley to add cross-country as a competitive sport. “The Boston Marathon was not as big a deal those days,” says Keane. ” Keane does not recall her times the first two years banditing Boston. Her third year as a senior, she finished around 4:30. Several years later she returned to Boston better trained and, working as an engineer, with enough money to pay an entry fee. Without the stresses of schoolwork, she was well qualified, having run 3:18 at the Ocean State Marathon.

They had bagels and bananas and energy bars, coffee and juice, safety pins, Vaseline, powder. We had the run of the house, including bathrooms. ” Thelen wrote: “The Athletes’ Village was abuzz with nervous energy. 2-mile trek: a jar of Vaseline, water bottles, bananas and peanut butter, extra clothes for the finish and extra energy packaged every way possible—from gels to beans to blocks to bars. ” This page intentionally left blank. 4 H o p k i n to n G r e e n “MARATHON RUNNERS SOMETIMES ARE THOUGHT OF AS SELFISH,” muses John Munro.

Finally, I told myself, just go to Boston and have some fun. ” Without anyone to accompany her, she drove the five hours from Woodstown to Boston, staying with a friend she knew, who lived only an hour from the starting line. 4:09:43 15 In the morning, she caught a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority train (The T) to the Common, realizing en route that she had forgotten her watch, complicating any pacing plans she might have had. ” Qualifying for Boston at the 2012 Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in New Orleans, Mutter had run 3:34:15.

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