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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 5, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas baXle Spartans and wftfe celebrated and fim was dichidyxxil the battlefield at the plain of to Abeta to refay news cf ihevictary Pheidippides set effort nm the 40 jzJbnetar meaty 25 arrivmg in the city breathless He appeared before die elders there exclaimed Rejoice we and then dropped dead I an relate to tint HoMan not Wilson las a holiday fir just about every con ceivable occasion the occasions are usually Revolutionary War The race also traditionally begins at noon an odd tnne fat a race consider ing a wann April afternoon can be dead ly to fee long distance the dropping dead put You see 1 was one of the pfasnmncrs to take part April 15 in die lOOhnarangoffteRAA Boston worlds oldest and most prestigious marathon And with me and Cnmafl Inan people Meredith Patterson Bfll HoJden Dt JVulcii Fjjfinigj OcflQis noinun men Wibon and Bert of whom can now boast of running if we seem a hit snug mats mis was a very special race It was fayped by me BAA Boston Amktic Runners World maga zine and other pdbfccanons for the last two years and runners feom across me country and me world vowed to qual ify for and run me event It was truly an international field too Of the or so official entrants there were an estimated iOjOUO into me race fiom the took or so were from oth er countries The face itself is held annually on Bat this year warm weather was not a conceiiL Boston bad received 14 inches of snow just six days before fee race and feen Tain and cold tempera tures persisted until fee night before fee event Then a miracle happened the clouds parted that Monday morning of fee race fee sun shone temperatures stayed in fee 40s and 50s and fee 100th running was blessed wife nearperfect marathon weather I along wife many of fee runners began fee day in Boston Common where ace officials bad procured more than SOO buses to transport nmners to fee starting line m Hopkinton fee tra ditional starting point west of Boston We left Boston Common early and arrived wife tens of thousands of oth er nmners and volunteers nearly three houB before fee start Officials steered feats what we feh into an Afeletes Village definition holding tank where we fought for a dry patch of ground to sit on and rest before fee race began While a little claustrophobic most runners survived fee village unscathed and were led uninjured to fee start The Boston course itself is tricky WbDe it and much of it is down hill it also has a series of Newton Hills feat must be con qiiered at a truly desperate time in fee race The first of fee four huTs fate fee runner at about mile 16 when youre really starting to feel fee bum After two more hills fee infamous Heart break HOT has to be strikes you at about fee 20 mfle mark Normally 20 miles is when rumen can hit what is known as lie WaE it is an extreme feeling of iatigue and discomfort feat comes when gryoogen supplies in your muscles are depleted Pheidippides hit The Wall in a big way Anyhow for Heartbreak HilT to be located at feat point in fee course is a cruel joke and many noes have been won and lost there After Heart break tbe course is downhill most of fee way into Boston where runners finish on Boylstan St Its a famous course and loved and hated by runners around fee globe Thotans But fee Boston Marathon may be best known for its fans who this year lined the route from Hopkinton through Framingham and Natick to Wellesley Newton and into Boston They cheered for the elite nmners Kenyas Moses Tanui was the mens winner and Germanys Uta Pippig won her third straight laurel fee wheelchair athletes and even the middleofthepack runners like me And from what Ive been told the spectator which were estimated at SEE WHAT YOUVE BEEN MISSING Rural Cable 6 mo FREE NOW FOR THE FIRST TIME RURAL CABLE COMES TO YOUR TOWN OR RURAL HOME TNT ESPN ESPN2 CNN TBS WON CNBC USA Arts Entertainment The Discovery Channel Headline News The Nashville Network The Family Channel The 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Rmne topping Boston will be loc fugfuipfif oi roy be a part of fee 1004 run ning ft was a lot like running in a parade The organization and support of the race volunteers struck a chord wife Roman You hear about the Boston people being rude but it put to rest feat cliche I dont know of any race where fee volunteers were as friendly as feat one Overall it was without a doubt fee greatest running event Ive ever been involved Wilson suspected fee lOOfe Boston Marathon would be special and thats why she ran When I first starting running marathons a couple of years ago shes run it running fee 100th was something I wanted to do And it was Boston was my fourth fee fewest among those from this area but it too may be my favorite for a long time to come Although we all ran for pleasure and not for personal records too many runners on the it still will be hard to find a race as fall of meaning excitement and history as fee 100th Boston I stiU think about it a Patterson uxr tiw Sodol Well miss you 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