I started interviewing local runners this January. I had known since last year I wanted to do a project that looked at athletes who ran the Boston Marathon last year. Specifically, I wanted to talk to runners who were going back again this year.
Over the past four months I spent hours talking to runners and hearing their stories. There were some common themes on what runners said, but I was surprised by how many differences I found too. Everyone has their own, highly personal reason to run. Each person sees it differently, trains differently, responds differently. It’s one of the great things about running. There’s no right or wrong way to be a runner. This project introduced me to some amazing people, all of whom are determined to cross the finish line at this year’s Boston Marathon.
If you’ve got a few minutes, visit the project site and meet a few of the people who make up the amazing running community we have.