Next Monday, on Patriots’ Day, we will watch as 30,000 runners take part in the 120th running of the Boston Marathon. The race, which began in 1897 as a contest between the elite runners of the world, has become a yearly event unlike any other. More than a half million people will line the course and cheer for professional and novice runners, as they attempt to complete the 26.2 mile challenge.
I think seeing the local residents line the course to cheer for the runners, many of them complete strangers, is such a great element to the Boston Marathon. There's no jeering, only positivity and encouragment. It's awesome that families go to the same spot every year to root for the athletes. It makes this global event feel like a community fun run.
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