Friday, April 29, 2011

What a Breathtaking Spring

Let me get my breath back. When you have just watched two men duel to 2:03:02 and 2:03:06, with a 4:26 last mile, and a celebrity American go sub-2:05, and a little-known American take the women’s race to the wire in 2:22:38 and the first podium place by an American woman since 1993, when you are still gasping to absorb two hours of a breezy Boston morning that rewrote your sport’s history – well, it’s not easy to calmly think about all the other races that happened this spring, in what would have been a season to relish even if the Massachusetts wind had blown the other way on April 18.