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Boston Strong Outfield Grass at Fenway Park Before Red Sox Playoff Game – Run It Fast

Boston Red Sox Playoff Tribute to Boston Marathon Bombing Victims

The Boston Red Sox paid tribute to the tragic victims of the Boston Marathon bombing today before their ALDS Playoff game against the Tampa Bay Rays.

The outfield grass was cut in centerfield to a giant circle with a massive ‘B’ with ‘Strong’ underneath it.

‘Boston Strong’ became the theme in the days after the attacks to raise money and hope for those that were injured, killed, hurt in the attack and their families.

Jeff Buckley’s ‘Hallelujah’ played over the PA system to the crowd as a moment of silence was held for all those that lost life or were injured during the bombing attack that took place back in April.

It was a beautiful and touching tribute that reminded us of how sports can be used to heal and bring us together as a collective group when tragedy happens or the world gets turned upside down.

Well done, Boston!


[image via @BoogSciambi]

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RunItFast Instagram – CarlosUltra

Instagram of the Day: Carlos Henrique Silva

Today’s featured #RunItFast Instagram of the day is from the great Carlos Henrique Silva pounding the pavement in Brazil.

You can follow him on Instagram @CarlosUltra

Keep up the good work! #runitfast

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Sports Illustrated Cover – Bill Iffrig – Boston Marathon Bombings – 2013 – Run It Fast – WM

Sports Illustrated Cover: Fallen Bill Iffrig from the Boston Marathon Bombings

The cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated is powerful with the famed photo of marathoner Bill Iffrig collapsed on the ground, after the bomb had exploded, with Boston Police officers surrounding him.

As we reported last night, Bill was uninjured and actually got up off the asphalt and walked the remaining 20-feet to the finish line (read more about Bill Iffrig HERE).  Bill’s a tough 78-year old grizzled runner.

Two things: 1. Bill never would have believed yesterday morning that he’d be on the cover of Sports Illustrated today and 2. There is no way in hell he would have ever believed the reason for him being on the cover.

The photo is powerful, iconic, and will be the lasting image from a horrible day in marathon and U.S. history.

More Posts from the 117th Boston Marathon

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Martin Richard 8 Year Old Boy Killed in Boston Marathon Bombings

Photo of 8-year old Martin Richard Who Was Killed in Boston Marathon Bombing

Three people to date have died from the tragic Boston Marathon bombings. One of them was a 8-year old boy named Martin Richard (photographed above).

Martin was at the Boston Marathon with his mom, Denise, and sister to watch his father, William, finish the famed marathon. Both of them are in serious condition. His mom underwent brain surgery last night at the hospital.  Martin’s sister, who is 6-years old, lost a leg in the explosion.

The family is from Dorchester, Massachusetts. WHDH also reports that Martin has a brother in the 5th grade as well. It is believed that he wasn’t at the race.

The photo above of Martin is chilling!

Our deepest and sincere thoughts and prayers go out to the Richard family.

[photo Facebook via Gawker]

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That Man Who Crumbled to the Ground During the Boston Marathon Bombings is Bill Iffrig

That Man Who Crumbled to the Ground During the Boston Marathon Bombings is Bill Iffrig

That man who crumbled to the ground during the Boston Marathon bombings is Bill Iffrig and…..

…..he’s ok.

He got up off the ground, dusted himself off, and walked the remaining 20 feet to the finish line to finish the marathon in 4:03:47.

Yeah that’s an average time for the Boston Marathon except…..

…..Bill’s 78-years old or young and his time was the second best in his age division.

A race official came to check on him and helped him up.

Then, accompanied by the official, Iffrig walked the last 12 feet or so across the finish line.

“I ended up second in my division,” he said. “After you’ve run 26 miles you’re not going to stop there.” His timing chip marked his finish at 4 hours, 3 minutes, 47 seconds.

However, Bill was rattled as we all would have been in that situation:

“It was a close one though, boy. I’ll tell you, that scared me.”

Bill started running in the 70’s and hasn’t slowed down. In fact he’s very fast for his age. He know’s that he is not only fast but has outlived much of his competition as well.

“Not many old guys are as fast as me.”

He reminds me of my good friend, Dallas Smith, who is 72-years old and finished 4th in his age division on this tragic day.

It’s been a day full of bad news, stories, Tweets, and updates so it’s good to read something positive today.

I’m happy that Bill is ok. I’m even happy he got off the asphalt and walked the remaining 20 feet to the finish line.

He’s tough like everyone who ran Boston today and like all of the first responders and volunteers who did an amazing job under a lot of pressure.

Bill is lucky. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those that have been wounded and to the families of those that lost someone.

You can view a GIF of the explosion that knocked Bill down at the bottom of the page by clicking HERE. (I didn’t want to repost the video or GIF again on another page. I think we’ve all been traumatized enough by it today.)

UPDATE: The photo above of Bill is now on the cover of Sports Illustrated for this week. View the SI cover HERE.

More Stories from our Boston Marathon Coverage Today

[photo: Boston Globe]

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Boston Marathon Runners Stopped at Mile 21 – 2013 – Run It Fast

Bombs Explode at Boston Marathon Finish: Race Stopped (Photos)

[Check back for updates!]

Out of the Ashes, Humanity Will Win the Boston Marathon by Joshua Holmes.

UPDATE 40: MIT Shootout/Explosions Connected to Boston Marathon Bombings. Suspect #1 is dead while Suspect #2 is on the run. Suspect #2 identified as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev!

UPDATE 39: FBI Releases Photos of Two Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects

UPDATE 38: Boston Police are saying NO ARREST has in fact been made per Breaking News on Twitter.

UPDATE 37: Fox News is reporting that the Boston police have arrested the suspect they believe did the Boston Marathon bombings. CNN and AP were also reporting the same thing. Other networks are saying that an arrest HAS NOT been made.

UPDATE 36: The name of the second victim killed in the blasts is Krystle Campbell from Arlington, Massachusetts according to CNN.

UPDATE 35: Investigators found circuit board believed used to trigger marathon bombs per Boston Globe.

UPDATE 34: Chilling Sports Illustrated Cover from the Boston Marathon is of Bill Iffrig After He Fell (VIEW)

UPDATE 33: Photo of 8-year old Martin Richard who was killed in the Boston Marathon bombings. Pray for his family! His sister lost a leg as well and his mom has a brain injury.

UPDATE 32: Ed Davis: “176 is the best number I have right now, 17 of them are critical, 3 have died.” [via Huff Po]

UPDATE 31: U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel calls bombings ‘cruel act of terror’ per AP.

UPDATE 30: President Obama: Not known whether Boston bombings an act of an organization or an individual [CNN]

Pope Francis offers prayers for all Bostonians (story).

UPDATE 29: The Boston Celtics game against the Indiana Pacers for Tuesday night has been cancelled (NOT POSTPONED) and will not be made up per ESPN.

UPDATE 28: Three deaths are too many but the good news is that number has not risen in the past few hours.

UPDATE 27: Keep passing this story around on Facebook and Twitter: FULL STORY It’s a good story from a very bad day in Boston. Keep sending good thoughts and prayers to those impacted directly by today.

Several reports of this or that regarding the investigation into the bombing suspects floating around at the moment. Nothing that I think is link worthy at the moment.

UPDATE 26: Report (updated): 23,326 started, 17,584 finished, 4,496 made it to 40k but never crossed the finish line, and 1,246 never made it to 40k. (via @flotrack)

UPDATE 25: The man who went crumbled to the ground in the bombing video? His name is Bill Iffrig and he’s ok. He’s 78-years young. He dusted himself off and finished the remaining 20 feet to the finish line where he placed second place in his age division. (FULL STORY)

UPDATE 24: Boston Athletic Association Releases Statement

UPDATE 23: Doctors are “pulling ball-bearings out of people’ in the ER, suggesting #bombs were designed to propel shrapnel.

UPDATE 22: Reports that more undetonated devices are being found in packages near marathon route. Officials are going to scour the entire 26.2 mile route with bomb sniffing dogs to try to find any bombs and info.

UPDATE 21: Quick Look at the Front Pages of the Boston Marathon Massacare on the Front Pages of World Newspapers

UPDATE 20: Last runners to cross the line before the explosion crossed at 2:57pm ET per Fox News.

UPDATE 19: Reports continue to surface of a person of interest being held at hospital. 2 dead, over 110 injured. Many have lost arms and legs.

UPDATE 18: One of the two killed was 8-years old according to Wolf Blitzer of CNN.

UPDATE 16: President Obama, “Michelle and I send our deepest prayers and thoughts….”

“We still don’t know who did this or why…but make no mistake we’ll get to the bottom of this.”

“We will find out who did this and we’ll hold them accountable.”

It was a very quick, 3-minute, but firm statement by President Obama to find out who did it and hold them responsible.

UPDATE 15: Boston Police confirm they have no suspects in custody.

UPDATE 14: President Barack Obama will speak to the nation about the Boston Marathon bombings at 6:10pm ET.

UPDATE 13: BAA: 4,496 runners crossed the 40K mark and did not reach finish line. 1,246 runners were diverted/stopped before 40K. [H/T Runner’s World]

UPDATE 12: Photo via @CarissaAnneB

UPDATE 11: Via ESPN’s Darren Rovell: The avg Boston finish time (when the most people are crossing) was 4:18 last year. Explosion went off at 4:09:40. Most people in area.

UPDATE 10:Here is a LINK to Google’s Boston Marathon Person Locator. Please post it everywhere you can on Facebook, Twitter, email to help out!!!

UPDATE 9: THE WORST VIDEO WE’VE SEEN FROM THE BOMBING (watch with caution, no kids). Pray for all!!!

UPDATE 8: Third explosion at the JFK Library just confirmed by Boston Police during their press conference.

UPDATE 7: There are many updates I could post from what I’m hearing from the local hospitals. You can easily read them on Twitter and one in particular from Darren Rovell. I’ll just say there is no good news coming from the hospitals in Boston. Many victims including both runners and spectators. Hopefully most will survive and live but their lives won’t ever be the same.

UPDATE 6: The Boston Globe is reporting 2 dead with up to 64 wounded.

UPDATE 5: NY Post reporting, “Authorities have a identified a suspect, who is currently being guarded in a Boston hospital with shrapnel wounds.”

UPDATE 4: Reports are claiming that a 3rd explosive device was found…undetonated.

UPDATE 3: Boston police confirming 2 are dead and at least 22 are wounded.

UPDATE 2: The 26th mile of the Boston Marathon this year was dedicated to the victims of the Newtown Shooting.

UPDATE: One news outlet is reporting three people dead. Let’s hope that is an erroneous report.

Two bomb explosions have gone off at the finish area of the 117th Boston Marathon injuring dozens of runners.

The race has been STOPPED. The race had just gone over the four hour mark.

CNN is reporting that at least six have been injured. Explosions possibly came from garbage cans.

And here is video from CNN of when the actual explosion took place:

More photos below from the explosion. The last one is very bloody so proceed with caution.


Explosion on Vine (Again view with caution. It’s on a loop here but shows you that this was no accident. CLICK to view the loop)

[photos via @Boston_to_a_T, @GlobeDavidLRyan, @BGlobeSports and @theoriginalwak]

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Jackson Jackass Medal 2012 – Gonzales

Inaugural Jackson Jackass 50K Medal (2012)

The inaugural Jackson Jackass 50K was held Saturday, February 4, 2012 in Jackson, TN on a 4.3 mile trail.  The runners ran 7 loops before concluding with a shorter eighth loop of 1 mile.

Here are several more photos of the finisher’s medal from the 2012 Jackson Jackass 50K


[medal photos submitted by Lisa Gonzales (@runlikeacoyote), Jonathan Bobbitt (@jonathanbobbitt), Joshua Holmes (@bayou), and Jonathan Harrison]

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Pippa Middleton London Duathalon Cycling Photo

Pippa Middleton Rocks Highland Cross 50 Mile Duathlon

Royal little-sis Pippa Middleton competed in the 2011 Highland Cross 50 Mile Duathlon in the Scottish Highlands last weekend.

She completed the 20-mile run and 30-mile bike ride in 5:07:58.

Pips finished 15th out of 116 women who competed in the event.

Middleton competed in the BE Blenheim Triathlon Relay earlier this month where she did the running leg. Pippa has also completed a solo triathlon and several running races of varying distances.

Pippa Middleton Finishes GE Blenheim Triathlon (Photo)

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National Half Marathon Finisher’s Medal Washington D.C.

2011 National Half-Marathon Finisher’s Medal

Here is the finisher’s medal for the 2011 National Half-Marathon that is run every spring in Washington, D.C.

A very impressive medal for sure.  More race directors need to get creative and spend the coin to create nice pieces like the National Marathon medal.

The race was held on March 26, 2011.

National Marathon and Half-Marathon Race Site

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2011 Los Angeles Marathon Medal

L.A. Marathon Unveils 2011 Finisher’s Medal (Photo)

The Los Angeles Marathon on Tuesday unveiled the finisher’s medal on Facebook for the 26th running of the L.A. Marathon which takes place on March 20, 2011.

The design is unique and a good bit different from the 25th anniversary medal last year.

10 Best Things from the Los Angeles Marathon

The best part of the medal is the background of it which is a collage of words made up of all of the highlights and cities the 26.2  mile race travels through.

Related Los Angeles Marathon Links

10 Best Things About the Los Angeles Marathon

Markos Geneti Wins 2011 Los Angeles Marathon in Debut (Results)

Flea Runs Los Angeles Marathon in 3:53:00 (pic)

List of 2011 Los Angeles Marathon Elite Runners

2011 L.A. Marathon Finisher’s Medal

View More Photos of Finisher’s Medals from Various Races

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