Experiencing the Boston Marathon

21 Apr , 2014 Culture,Lifestyle,Sports

Experiencing the Boston Marathon

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We were lucky enough this year to get to experience first hand the 2014 B.A.A. Boston Marathon. A few of our friends qualified and we wanted to make sure we made the trip out to support them and all runners alike; especially given the events last year. Although, I am not a fan of running marathons, I do love running. The Boston Marathon is the pinnacle of running; for those who qualify. The Unicorn logo is an elite club that even if you don’t chase after it, you have to acknowledge it’s meaning and importance.

We were so pumped to watch this year’s race that we spent almost a week in Boston. We used some of the time to let Tyler visit a the likes of MIT and Harvard while up there. We also watched some of the early exhibition races like the 1 mile road races. We took our own turns running the beautiful streets of Boston and soaking up the atmosphere. We biked parts of the Freedom Trail and even visited the home of my beloved New England Patriots.

BAA Women’s 1 Mile Road Race from Richard Bakare on Vimeo.

The pre-race atmosphere was so electric. Everyone was so supportive of the runner’s an anxious about the race going off smoothly. The weather was a bit chilly most days but brightened up just before the race. Especially on the Saturday before the race. A perfect 61 degrees fahrenheit brought everyone out to run around the city and bask in the Boston scenery. I had some visions of one day chasing after that elite club, but I think that will be some years from now.

Watching this year’s race was so exciting. The expo for the Boston Marathon is the best I have ever been to. Every body with any health and fitness related product was there. I even won a Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor at the expo. Although Shalane Flanagan did not win the women’s race, Meb Keflezighi pulling out the amazing victory on the men’s side was so inspiring. Our friend Sarah also destroyed her previous marathon pr by over 13 minutes. One of the greatest days for running ever. Check out the video of Meb just 1 mile from the finish below.

Go Meb Go! from Richard Bakare on Vimeo.

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