In the early morning hours of April 17, nearly 24,000 runners gathered in Hopkington, MA, for the 110th Boston Marathon. The field included 15 HBS students with equal representation from RC and EC classes. What began as a cold, overcast day turned into a bright and balmy afternoon with perfect conditions for both runners and spectators.
For the first time in the history of the Boston Marathon, there were two start times, noon and 12:30 p.m. Two runners of note were Doug Moorehead (NB) and Joe Ewers (NE). Doug is a former U.S. Navy SEAL, and Joe is currently on active duty in the U.S. Army while attending HBS. Both are veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom and were invitational runners in the race. Doug raised over $3,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Along the marathon route hundreds of fellow HBS students were present to offer words of encouragement for their colleagues. With its annual running on Patriots Day here in Beantown, the Boston Marathon has and will continue to be a true celebration of excellence for the runners and viewers!