This weekend I was cleaning out my closet when I came across this poster. It was given to me as a Christmas present a few years back. Oh what peace and comfort it brought to my heart.
Boston Marathon 1937: Notice they are all running to run. No garmin, no fancy gear, not even a watch,
This picture represents the nostalgia of running. It represents the history, the glory, the heart, the soul, the passion, the SIMPLICITY, the unity, and the FEARLESSNESS of the sport.
Today I wanted to take time to share a few more pictures or rather a photographic TRIBUTE to running, specifically the Boston Marathon. May it bring you comfort and peace.
Two young women race elbow to elbow with approximately 600 men in Boston A.A. Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass., April 19, 1967. Officials tried to pull the women out of the start line but were stopped by a protective cordon of men. (AP Photo)
David C. McKenzie of New Zealand wins the 71st annual Boston Marathon in a record time of 2:15.45 on April 19, 1967. McKenzie, first New Zealander to ever win a B. A. A. Marathon, lost his #8 number somewhere along the 26 mile 385 yard course. . (AP Photo)
Veteran marathoner Clarence DeMar of the Melrose American Legion Post crosses the finish line April 19, 1930 in Boston, Mass., to win the Boston Marathon for the last of his record seven wins. DeMar’s time was 2:34:48.2. (AP Photo)
Tomorrow we pay a tribute to running, for others, with others, and so much more. Tomorrow we change the purpose of running. It’s not about the miles, but more about the memories.
Be sure to check out Pavement runner’s post for more details!