Dear Brothers and Sisters,
In three short days you will be toeing the line in Hopkinton for the Granddaddy of All Marathons. On 26.2 miles of hallowed ground, you will follow the path taken by some of the all-time great marathoners. I will not be with you on course on Monday. Instead I will be cheering you all on from my couch; and I mean ALL – from the sub-3:00 marathoner to the shuffler coming in D.F.L. The twenty some odd thousand of you who WILL cross the finish line on Boylston will be part of an exclusive annual group that so many yearn to join.
This year I will be one of those people looking from the outside in, but my heart and my soles will be with you every step of the way.
May your feet move swiftly, your breath be steady, your will like iron and your heart be strong as you fly to the finish…