Then there's the identity of the actual runner that these four essentially stole! The actual runner found these photos in her email from the race photographer with her race photos. (Race photos are all grouped by the bib number)
I initially taped a podcast to express my deep frustration and general disappointment over this event. Boston, the running community and the lady whose race identity was stolen by these four all deserved better. It was an angry rant complete with salty sailor verbiage! As I listened back to it though something occurred to me. As frustrated by this act as I am that's not the message I really want to send. No, the message I want to send is solidarity and defiance. Solidarity toward my fellow runners who seek earned achievements and defiance at the people who think they can spoil a great event by either an act of terrorism or one of selfish stupidity. I refuse to let you beat me. I refuse to allow you to ruin something I hold special. What follows is solidarity with my fellow runners and defiance toward those who pretend to be so.
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Theme music "Running" by The Jefferson