Episode 3-259 – Dave McGillivray and the 2013 Boston Marathon

The RunRunLive 3.0 Podcast Episode 3-259 – Dave McGillivray and the 2013 Boston Marathon

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Introductory Comments:

Hello my friends and welcome to the RunRunLive Podcast Episode 3-259.

I think you’ll understand that today’s show is going to be a bit different.  I had already interviewed Dave McGillivray about the Boston Marathon last week, before the race, and I think it’s appropriate to air that today.

I also have written and recorded my race story for you. It was hard for me but I thought I owed it to you.

It’s my story. It is petty and incomparable to the horrors that others saw and experienced and are still experiencing as I record this. But it is all I have for you so you’ll have to bear with me as I struggle through it and take it for what it is.

I need to thank everyone who reached out to me on Monday to make sure I was ok.  Some of you who I have never heard from before…what’s up with that?  I won’t bite ya, you know.

I got some messages like “I’ve been listening to your for 3 years and I hope you’re ok!” You know 3 years qualifies as a common law marriage in Massachusetts, so I’m entitled to half your stuff and my lawyers from the RunRunLive corporate legal team will be in contact.

Seriously folks – you’re going to get a lot of this type of stuff coming at you from people like me so try to keep your eyes on the prize and remember that I’m going to be ok.  You’re going to be ok.  And, together we are going to run towards a brighter future.

Section one:

Featured Interview:

Dave McGillivray – Race Director 2013 Boston Marathon.

Section two:

My 2013 Boston Marathon Race Report. – http://www.runrunlive.com/2013-boston-marathon


Audio: The 4-17-2013 National Anthem from the Boston Bruins.

Outro Bumper

Thanks for listening folks I appreciate your support.  RunRunLive is a free service for you because I like writing and telling stories.

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Other than that, thank you for your attention, do epic stuff and let me know if I can help.


Happy Song – Super Hero

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  • Deb Smith

    Reply Reply April 22, 2013

    Well done on this podcast Chris. It couldn’t have been easy. I’ve never run Boston and it’s unlikely that I ever will, but I’ve run plenty of races and had my friends and family cheering on the sidelines. This felt so personal. I’ve cried a lot over the last week. Thank you for sharing your story. As you said, we will be okay. We will endure.

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