PICTURE COURTESY OF BRADLEY RHOTON.
Running as ONE!
Run to support the prestigious 118th Boston Marathon 2014, BOSTON STRONG!
My first Boston Marathon was in 2012 with a net time of 6.53.55. My projected finish for 2013 was 5.40.24, but the bomb prevented me from finishing. This year was at 7.11.23.
Weather plays a part too. The 2012 race was humid, last year was cold, and this year it was perfect but humid at certain times, which caused blisters on the knee of my stump, cramps in both hamstrings, pain in my lower back, and good ankle.
Another mistake was on the socket alignment of the prosthetic leg which landed on the fore foot. I will be meeting with the prosthesis Mr Trevor to discuss the matter. Anyway I don't really bother about the timing i obtained but just run to have fun, inspire people around and finish strong!
All started at Sheraton Boston Hotel where I got to meet up with the rest of the Athletes with Disabilities. This is the first time such meet up has set up by the BAA organizer and we were all on the special catered buses with police escorts to the starting point, which was approximately a 45 minute drive away.