Yesterday I was excited to watch the Boston Marathon because a friend was running, and for him this was something very big.
John Young is an amazing man who I met at University, first because he is a relative of my wife and then he and I were in some amateur theater at the University of Waterloo. John became a teacher, and I would bet his students think he is something special. John has done some really cool stuff along the way, he is a tri-athlete and even after some physical set backs he set running the Boston Marathon as a new goal.
He had worked very hard to reach this goal, and the day started well, he started in the early group, and was making great progress, and I found out later he was a mile away from the finish line at 2:50 PM, but luckily he was not harmed by the explosions (and neither was his family).
If you want to learn much more about this amazing man (and others) read this Boston Globe article Dwarfs outrun Expectations in Boston Marathon. You can read John’s Blog here as well, and you can follow him on Twitter @Dwarfparatri as well.
Did not finish but don’t feel sorry for me.Pray for the victims.I succeeded showing 1000s that you can do anything in any BODY.
— John Young (@dwarfparatri) April 15, 2013
As I said on-line John, you finished that race in our hearts already.
For the victims and their families of this heinous act, you are in our hearts