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Carole

Congratulations to your aunt! That's really wonderful.

Cindy

Wow, your aunt is amazing! I am jealous that she not only qualified, which is a major accomplishment but finished in just over 4 hours! Tell her congratulations.

mick

I just started reading your blog, and I'm bummed I didn't know about it sooner. Wanted to say hi!

Also, I lived in Boston for the past three years, and our last apartment was right on the route (in Brighton, just after heartbreak hill). We stood outside for hours last year in the rain, doing the same thing, cheering on anyone with their names on them. It was so moving to see people's strides pick up when they heard us, see their faces light up. I got choked up too, every time.

kristin

My dad ran the marathon! He finished 4 hours, 10 minutes - you might have seen him! He and my mom are finishing out their week in Boston and really having a good time.

Rachel

That is so awesome! Congratulations to your aunt!

maryse

it's hard not to get emotional when you see everyone running buy. especially the ones who cross the finish line around 6pm. you know, the regular folk. every year it makes me want to train ... for about 10 minutes ;)

what an awesome accomplishment for your aunt.

maryse

it's hard not to get emotional when you see everyone running buy. especially the ones who cross the finish line around 6pm. you know, the regular folk. every year it makes me want to train ... for about 10 minutes ;)

what an awesome accomplishment for your aunt.

Suzanne V. (Yarnhog)

Holy cr*p! Good for her!

Steph

That's amazing. Heck, I could NOT run that marathon, so anyone who can gets major congrats from me!

Jocelyn

I love cheering people on at finish lines! It really is the most amazing energy, isn't it?

Yay for Auntie. What an inspiration!

suzee

Yay! So cool! A running post in an unexpected place. Rock on, Auntie.

finnyknits

That is SO impressive. Not just to run and do so well, but just to qualify is such an accomplishment. Snaps to your Aunt - and good for you going out to cheer her on. :)

Kate

What an amazing accomplishment. Congrats to your aunt!

Sunflowerfairy

I ran my first 5k this spring. (Which, granted, is NOTHING like a marathon, except that our finish times are similar- kidding.)I got emotional both at the beginning and at the end. It was tough not to. It was on my "life list" since I was about 13.

I stay for awhile to cheer others coming through the finish line. The look of utter joy and exhaustion on the people's faces was great.

Congrats to your aunt!

Alison

The marathon is an amazing & inspiring event. I missed it this year.

It's even better if you can find an organization to volunteer with -- I handed out water several years in college as a volunteer project coordinated by residence life.

Jennifer

Wow. Your aunt rocks!

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