There’s a road race in Boston on Monday. An actual athletic competition. Thousands of athletes will compete to see who can cover 26.2 miles faster than anybody else. Remember when the Boston Marathon was just a footrace?
Preparing for his first Boston Marathon, Lukman Faily watched videos that virtually transport viewers along the course and he listened to tales about legendary Heartbreak Hill. With less diplomacy than expected from Iraq’s Ambassador to the United States, he said, “It didn’t encourage me.”
Back in December, the “4.15 Strong” group started its first training run at the Boston Marathon finish line. The location made perfect sense, giving the group’s many first-time marathon runners easy access to loops of different distances along the Charles River.