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"If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus
Chilidogbeagle (Dari) - Safe
Jebl00 (Jane) - Safe
Wannaberunner (Kristen) - Safe
pace sera, sera
Daddyo (Dave E from Toronto) - safe
First or last...it's the same finish line
Top 'O the World!
We've got posts out on fb, email & her other RA threads hoping one of those ladies checks in! They were there as spectators I believe
Willrunforbeer (Lou) - Safe
PreDawnrunner (Harriet) - Safe
I think I can ...
My daughter, Meghan is safe. Her boy friend was at the finish line. He is safe too.
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--- Douglas Adams, in "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe"
Someone has set up a people finder here.
The Logic of Long Distance
I can say Wannaberunner and Greg are safe. Hope everyone else is okay!
'No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch'
"Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'" - Peter Maher
"Running long and hard is an ideal antidepressant, since it's hard to run and feel sorry for yourself at the same time. Also, there are those hours of clearheadedness that follow a long run." -Monte Davis
Fight The Future
Safe and sound here, although completely freaked out. Was on the T after the race trying to get back to the hotel when they shut down everything. Had to go back up to the finish area and walk 2.5 miles back. We had no idea what was going on, other than hundreds of sirens going and helicopters everywhere. Trying not to cry in the airport now
PerfesserR-safe. Had just left a few minutes prior.
"Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"
"To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain
"The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.
√ Javelina Jundred Jalloween 2015
Cruel Jewel 50 mile May 2016
Western States 100 June 2016
Google set up person finder
Log PRs Crusted Salt comics #192 (NSFW)
Graph and inappropriate picture. If you don't know that person, then you don't need to know.
Some quick bits from Boston:
Runners coming in after the explosions were held for up to an hour in the street. It was really cold for those who couldn't get their drop bags and presumably not even mylar blankets. I was shivering and I had the blanket and shelter from the wind.
Local hotels are on alert with increased security. Transit is partially shut down and people are having a lot of trouble getting out of the downtown area to area hotels or Logan Airport. Cell service in the Copley Plaza is degraded.
DW and I had left the finish area about 10 minutes earlier and were walking through Boston Common when we heard a loud explosion from the direction of the finish area (this is about 1/2 mile away). We immediately feared the worst (we're both ex-military and heard a similar sound in Istanbul which was a suicide bomber). Then about 10 seconds later, another blast which all but confirmed our fears. One thing that disturbed us was that nobody else even seemed to notice or react at all.
Local news is reporting that another device has been discovered at a hotel, but not our hotel although we do have increased security.
100K or Bust
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