The 2013 Boston Marathon is closing in as we make our way through April, and for most of us, that guarantees an excuse to take the day off of work or class, and drink in public. Or, perhaps it guarantees you an excuse to complain endlessly about still having to go to work on the sacred holiday that is
Marathon Monday Patriots’ Day. But for upwards of 20,000 brave souls, April 15th signifies the pinnacle of months of physical (and mental) training, the culmination of hard work, and the ultimate 26.2-mile challenge. Basically, anyone who runs the marathon has earned my respect, and a place in epic Boston Marathon history.
Still, amongst the pavement-pounding footsteps of every runner who’s made his or her way from Hopkinton into downtown Boston, and crossed that Copley Place finish line, some moments stand out beyond the rest. Record breakers, trail blazers, and inspirational stories abound throughout the 117 years of marathon history. And this year, the marathon has yet to be run, but memorable moments have already been made.
Let’s call these moments extra-epic. Actually, let’s not. But you get the idea.