The Boston Globe ran a feature on marathoner and executive chef Gregory Griffie , who designs a special pre-race dinner menu for marathoners at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, but I was more impressed with the idea of an oatmeal buffet the morning of the race.
BU Today picked a more unusual topic: bandits . But since there are those who DNS , I guess it evens out.
A marathon is painful for every runner, but 64-year-old Carleton Smith went into cardiac arrest at mile 25. By the best of luck, he passed out in front of a group of health care professionals, who cared for him until the EMTs revived him. He’s doing well now, but says his marathon days are through .