Flanagan coming up Heartbreak Hill
(Photo: Wesley Lowery via Twitter)
Fellow runners stopped to pick up a man who collapsed near the finish line at the Boston Marathon, and physically carried him across the finish line.
My cousin, Brendan Doyle, is a Rhode Island state trooper and an avid runner. He was in a coma a few years back after trying to stop a drunk driver while he was off duty. The man got out of the car and sucker punched my cousin, who hit the back of his head on the curb as he fell to the ground. When he finally came out of the coma after months, they told him it was unlikely that he would ever be able to find the coordination he once had and would never be able to run the way he used to. Today, my cousin finished the Boston Marathon in 2:41:12. #StayBostonStrong
Sitting on my phone in the airport, going through the messages and the likes and the comments. Holy hell guys. You are… amazing. It’s been one incredible experience and thank you thank you thank you.
Last year, Celeste Corcoran didn’t get to see her sister Carmen Acabbo cross the finish line at the Boston Marathon. Wounded by bomb blasts, Celeste, 47, lost both legs below the knee, and her daughter Sydney, now 18, also suffered severe injuries.
Energy, resilience, forgiveness and love at the Boston Marathon on April 21, 2014.