New PDF release: 4:09:43: Boston 2013 Through the Eyes of the Runners

By Hal Higdon

ISBN-10: 1450497101

ISBN-13: 9781450497107

Within the first ebook 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 identify refers back to the numbers at the finish-line clock whilst the 1st bomb exploded.

In 4:09:43, Higdon perspectives Boston 2013 in the course of the eyes of these working the race. you'll meet George, a runner from Athens, birthplace of the fashionable 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 are going to meet Michele, who at age 2 helped her mom hand water to runners, who first ran the marathon whereas a pupil at Wellesley university, and who made up our minds to run Boston back almost always simply because her daughter Shannon used to be now a scholar at Boston college. you'll meet Tracy, stuck on Boylston highway among the 2 explosions, operating for her existence. you'll meet Heather, a Canadian, who limped into the scientific Tent with bloody socks from blisters, quickly to achieve that worse issues exist than wasting a toenail.

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Slapping hands and listening to the music, she was having too much fun. The hard running for her, and so many others, had not yet begun. This page intentionally left blank. 6 Framingham JANEEN BERGSTROM FLOATED past the water stop near the sixmile mark in Framingham and did not stop to drink. It was not part of her plan. Bergstrom had stopped to drink at the water stop four miles back in Ashland. She would drink again at another water stop near the eight-mile mark in Natick. Water only. No sports drink, because that was not part of her plan, not how she refueled during every weekend long run since she had started to train for the 117th running of the Boston Athletic Association Marathon four months before.

Some years she worked as a volunteer, both at the Expo and on the course. 34 Hopkinton Green In 2013, age 51, now married and living in Bay Village, Ohio, Keane decided to run Boston partly because her daughter Shannon was a student at Boston University. Shannon and her friends planned to cheer Mom and other marathoners at a point near Kenmore Square, one mile out from the finish line. Keane had advised the BU students to watch from that spot rather than along Boylston Street near the finish, where it was more difficult to spot marathoners because of the crowds lining both sides of the street.

Having her Last Meal on one of those buses was Janeen Bergstrom, 38, a training specialist for the medical device company AbioMed. m. to eat a bowl of cereal. For her bus snack, she packed a chocolate pancake sandwich, complete with syrup, in a Tupperware container. “I had eaten pancakes before each of my long runs since December,” Bergstrom would explain. ” Like Jen Marr, she was wounded, having struggled with Achilles tendinitis recently. Still, she felt 2013 might be the only time she could run the Boston Marathon.

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