If history is any indication, lots of Minnesotans will be heading to Boston next week for the running of the Boston Marathon. MPR reporters Tom Scheck and Tom Weber are veterans of the race, for example.
Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth may be having a problem filling out the field; not so in Boston.
The Boston Globe has produced a very nice perspective on the race.
In my younger days — when I was a reporter/editor — I covered the end of the race and was assigned to a parking garage where the marathoners would lie down after the race. It looked like a war zone and is a picture we rarely see. Why do people run marathons? If you’ve done it, answer below. If you’re going to run in Boston, let me know so we can keep track of you.