Today, thousands of people will attempt to complete the 118th Boston Marathon. Surely the joy and adrenaline-rush felt by participants and bystanders will be marred by the memory of last year’s tragedy.
As we remember all-too-well, last year, at 2:50 p.m. on race day, two bombs exploded within eight seconds of one another. Three people were killed and over 200 others were injured; many of the surviving victims had to have their feet and legs amputated due to the placement of the bombs.
Any one who, like myself, is in training for a half or full marathon knows the months of hard work that goes into preparing for a race like this. At last year’s Boston Marathon, the cowardly acts of terrorism turned what should have been a triumphant culmination of all that work into fear and tragedy.
This year, I salute every single Boston Marathon participant and hope that they complete their race with pride, free of fear and, of course, injury-free as well. From the staff at Tanglewood Foot Specialists, we cheer for all of the Boston Strong today!