change what makes Boston Marathon special
I have been in Boston once for Marathon Monday, but it was because I went to the traditional late morning Red Sox game. Patriots Day is a holiday only in New England, giving the marathon an even more local feel. We were able to see the runners and be part of the experience, mostly because of a rain delay at Fenway. I don't remember who won the marathon that day but recall watching exhausted looking runners and marveling at the enthusiastic crowd Air Max 95 Silver despite the miserable conditions.
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There will be many stories and much debate about how to make sporting events and places where large groups congregate safer. It is necessary and important.
Running is a personal experience, and those who participate in marathons share their triumphs with family and close friends.
Monday's bombings were shocking and perplexing. The Boston Marathon? I would have never considered it Air Max Boots Black
The mistake people outside of Boston make is they forget that the city isn't just the capital of Massachusetts, it's the capital of New England. I grew up an hour from Boston and would get as lost as a tourist in a city that is complicated to navigate. But it is the epicenter of New England, and where the entire region takes its cues from.
The Boston Marathon isn't a sporting event, it's a community event. The city and surrounding areas make people feel welcome, give outsiders a glimpse into their civic pride. I meet people from all over country who have come to live in California, but back in New England generation after generation stays put.
What bothers me is how I keep hearing and reading that it will never be the same after such a tragedy. It will never have the same community feeling? It will never be a celebration of the region's pride and spirit? It can be and should be.
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last year. What is unique is you grew up learning about the people who watched the marathon, not so much about the people who ran it. The gatherings and traditional spots to watch runners go by always seemed to override the results.
The tragedy cannot be forgotten but it cannot paralyze us with fear. We can take extra precautions, but we cannot significantly alter such events because we would be taking away the very core of what makes them great. Do not focus on the evil of a few and disregard the good of the many.
a target of terrorism, domestic or foreign. For a big event, I still consider it purely local, something that gets widespread coverage in New England and a passing Air Max Royal
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