The Boston Marathon represents a personal goal for many serious runners. For every participant it is a story of personal victory. But this year, it is a story of taking part in something bigger than oneself.
Last year Jon Stoehr, manager of Fleet Feet Greenville (and pretty quick runner), qualified for the Boston Marathon. He decided to share his experience running the marathon this year, one of the most meaningful and important years in the race's legendary history.
Below are his tweets and instagram photos from the historic weekend in Massachusetts.
Can you find the Furman Elite athletes featured in this banner proudly displayed over Boston?… http://t.co/ZbX0tYmWOR— FleetFeetGreenville (@FleetFeetGville) April 19, 2014
Thousands of runners heading to the starting line but they're all very quiet. I think there are some… http://t.co/p3qmpvVJOl— FleetFeetGreenville (@FleetFeetGville) April 21, 2014
Just after mile 18. Gonna back off a bit to make sure I get home safe and sound! http://t.co/Ov8nwUsIAo— FleetFeetGreenville (@FleetFeetGville) April 21, 2014
3 miles to go! Gonna be a slow and scenic jog! http://t.co/FLfgMK8TQS— FleetFeetGreenville (@FleetFeetGville) April 21, 2014
Marathon running. Too much fun! Thanks everyone for the well wishes along the way!!! I actually did… http://t.co/wd1menzWfv— FleetFeetGreenville (@FleetFeetGville) April 21, 2014