Last Sunday at the London Marathon and Vancouver Sun Run, which is Canada’s largest 10km road race, thousands of runners participated to honour the three who died, as well as the scores who were injured at the Boston Marathon bombings.
In Vancouver there were over 48,000 participants, despite rain which didn’t dampen the runners’ spirits.
I was at the Sun Run and witnessed many dressed in blue and yellow, Boston colours, with others wearing Boston Red Sox caps. I found comfort among the crowds while wearing my singlet from the 2005 Boston Marathon in support.
On May 5 The BMO Vancouver Marathon will hold a minute of silence at the marathon, half and 8km events. This is to pay tribute to those affected by the bombings at the Boston Marathon, including the victims, first responders and spectators.