What a day! Congrats to all the finishers. I count myself very grateful to be at the start line of this one, with my wife at 39 weeks pregnant. Didn't have the run that I had hoped out there, wrote some checks that my legs couldn't cash with a first half closer to 1:27 with a lot of small surges.
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less than glamorous at mile 23...when my legs gave up at ~mile 20. on pace through the first hills to 18, almost to 20, but heartbreak broke me. encouraging texts for @sspis1 and cheers from @dmreagan32 kept me moving. 3:20ish finish. . right quad started to fail around 18, and everything was cramping by 22 and I was walking. A generous application of cramping cream at the med tent allowed me to mostly run the final 1.5... until my left leg completely locked 200 yards from the finish line and I came to a dead stop. The crowds were amazing as I started to hobble, eventually into a "jog" through the line. . What a day! Congrats to all the finishers! . . #boston2019 #bostonmarathon
Race morning with Olson:
Drop-off point, a 2 mile walk from the start was as close as my Mom could get me.
Sufferage. Took a selfie to text to my wife at this point.
Running the final mile.
Thanks for MarathonPhoto for the unscrupulously screengrabbed and watermarked pictures.