LetsRun called them, "Once in a (marathon) lifetime conditions" and boy were they right. A major tailwind at the Boston Marathon led to some of the most amazing performances ever run. My latest article at Runner's Tribe looks at five things the Divine Boston Tailwind brought with it, along with some amazing new PRs for many runners. Here's a snippet:
There's an old Irish blessing that starts: "May the road rise to meet you; May the wind be always at your back." Must have been some blessing the Boston Marathon received this year...
I'm not sure where the tailwind at the Boston Marathon this weekend will rank amongst history's most influential winds, but it's got to be up there after today's performances. Was it as influential as the typhoon that wiped out the Mongol advance on Japan in 1281, creating the word "kamikaze" or "Divine Wind". No, probably not. Words don't get much cooler than kamikaze. But it's at least on par with the wind that caused this for sheer "Wait, is this real? This can't be real, can it?"
I have no idea how much Boston's Divine Tailwind was worth time-wise, but I do know it's changed the Boston Marathon, and more than a few lives, for all-time. Here are the top 5 things this tailwind brought with it as it passed through Boston:
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