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While my heart hurts for Boston, the runners, the families, the spectators, the volunteers and the entire running community, finding inspiration in the wake of the tragedy is not difficult. Witnessing the global community come together in support of strangers is uplifting. Groups of hundreds all over the country taking to the streets to run in solidarity, other races offering entry to those unable to cross the line on Boylston Street, the random acts of kindness to benefit those most directly impacted is heartwarming. The way the Boston Athletic Association has held it's head high and conducted business following the tragedy is commendable and has set a strong example for other race directors and organizers. Every runner entertains the thought that maybe someday they could BQ. My guess is that we will all be pushing a little bit harder in our training with the hope of lining up in Hopkinton on Patriots Day next year.
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