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As we continue to absorb the impact of the tragedies at the Boston Marathon on Monday and push forward to support communities near and far, we'd like to share this piece from Sports 'N Stokes magazine in regards to Team Reeve and the three gentleman who are taking on 50 marathons in 50 weeks across 50 states.
We’ve all been touched by the tragedy that played out on live feeds during the 117th Boston Marathon. The event traditionally pulls fans and athletes from around the globe, and for one day each year we’re as one.
This year was no exception. Athletes huffed their way across the finish line while fans gathered and cheered for family and friends. There was no indication something awful was about to take place. And perhaps you knew someone who was there.
S’NS checked in on the trio from Team Reeve, (S’NS Sportsclusive Fifty States), who are in the process of competing in 50 marathons, in 50 states, in 50 weeks. We’re happy to report they are safe.
Paul Erway finished the race, stopped by his hotel that was two blocks from the finish line, and went straight to the airport to catch a flight. He was in the air when bombs exploded yards from the finish line he had just crossed.
It wasn’t until his plane landed that Erway heard of the tragedy he left behind in Boston. Wearing a Boston Marathon shirt, he explains, there were all kinds of reactions from people who had heard the news and realized he had participated.
“It’s awful when you have something like this that draws all the celebration away from the event,” says Erway of the explosions. The city of Boston was celebrating the Massachusetts holiday Patriots’ Day.
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