Thank you for your calls, emails, texts, and other messages to inquire about our safety. We watched the Marathon from home and, like you, watched the terrible events on television. We are just beginning to grasp the toll on our various communities–friends, neighbors, students, colleagues. It’s a beautiful sunny spring day overhung with horror, sadness, loss, anxiety, and the incomprehensibility of it all. Your concern provided comfort beyond measure.
Usually at Mile 16 runners are spread evenly across the width of the course. Today they gravitated to a spray rigged up to a fire hydrant.
Runners entering Newton at Mile 16, Beacon Street and Route 16. Way too hot.