Stemming from yesterday’s attack at about 2:50 PM, the club has been collecting check-ins via its facebook page, from members and alumni who were attending yesterday’s Boston Marathon. If you are looking for someone, please check there or contact the club directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
USATF-NE President and our Coach Tom Derderian made it home fine after a prolonged security lock-down within the Fairmont Copley Plaza, site of the marathon event press room. He previously posted publicly, via Facebook (4/15, 7:45 PM EDT):
I am out of lockdown in the Copley plaza. This attack on the Boston Marathon, this bombing, is something many people have feared for years. The horrible, senseless killing is so counter to a happy sporting event so will change big city marathons forever. How can a race secure both sides of a 26 mile long playing field? This is the worst thing ever in Boston Marathon history.
In the team competition, GBTC’s open men finished 5th, the open women finished 4th, and the masters men finished 12th. The status of the race results is wholly unclear, as the race was abruptly terminated after the attack.
Club President John Raguin intends to post his statement here sometime after 6PM tonight.
The regular Tuesday evening workouts are still on for tonight.
Yesterday’s transgression against athletes, clubs, their supporters, and our hometown gives us pause.