Monday, April 21, 2014

An American Takes It

I am not big sports fan, how about you? Even if not one, how can you not follow, at least a little bit, the results of today's Boston Marathon after what happened last year. What happened this year may be a bit of a miracle, an American man won it, first time since 1983. He ran it never forgetting they who were killed last year in the bombing and never forgetting the police officer killed a couple of days later by the terrorists. He won it honoring they who fell. He wore the names of those killed on his chest. I would bet he won it too for all the victims who survived. 

I should also point out that he won it for America. It's evident that he did just that because when he crossed the finish line he draped himself with Old Glory and was quoted as saying: "I'm blessed to be an American and God bless America and God Bless Boston for this special day," (source). Hopefully he also ran with a thought in the back of his head for the terrorists, one that went something like this: "Fuck Off Terrorist Scum".

That he ran it, gave his best effort to it, honored the right folks and the right country all throughout it and did it all for the right reasons - I tip my hat to him. The man is respectful, has dignity and is patriotic. Today, all Americans, regardless of politics, should unite to be proud of him and proud to say Meb Keflezighi is an excellent American. 

All the best,
Glenn B