Thursday, February 23, 2006

Boston Marathon story from L Street Running Club President John "Mac" McDermott

My first Boston Marathon in 1978 I was running up Heartbreak Hill
hearing all the cheers and I'm waving because they're cheering for me. Naaaaaa, they're cheering for Johnny Kelly who, with the gracefulness of an elite runner that he is, goes by me like I'm standing still.

That's when I vowed that Johnny Kelly will never pass me again. I never did have that opportunity, but I wondered if I really would have passed a legend like Johnny Kelly.

Thanks Mac.

COMING TOMORROW: A few words from 5-time Boston Marathon Men’s Wheelchair champion Ernst Van Dyk