Every year on Patriots Day, they run the Boston Marathon. And every year at this time, the individual winners are almost a footnote to the traditions of running.
This year was no exception, particular the long tradition of stopping to “visit” with the young women of Wellesley College.
It’s not good for your time, perhaps, but it’s a great reminder that there’s more to running a race than where you finish.
About the blogger
Bob Collins retired from Minnesota Public Radio in 2019 after 12 years of writing NewsCut and pointing out to complainants that posts weren’t news stories. A son of Massachusetts, he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News regional website in 1999, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.