As runners were in the midst of celebrating the triumph of completing the Boston Marathon, it was sad to see that they were struck with the tragedy of a senseless bombing. Innocent men, women and children had to face such violence on Patriot’s Day.
However, after reading reports of the disaster, it’s rewarding to hear the accounts of heroism and bravery by emergency responders and bystanders alike. People have come together to provide comfort to a grieving town and nation. While it will take time for the injured to recover, I hope and pray that they will have the spirit of determination to overcome the challenges.
The accomplishments of a wheelchair racing team was overshadowed by the events of the bombing. The 50 Ability Marathons Team is a group of manual-wheelchair and hand-cycle riders who are on a quest to participate in fifty marathons in fifty states in fifty days. The Boston Marathon was the seventeenth race in the course of marathons for the team. For more info about the 50 Ability Marathon Team, see http://www.50abilitymarathons.com/.