Couple of morning-after thoughts on that crazy brutal #bostonmarathon yesterday: So many incredible stories, from Kawauchi, to Sellers, Linden, the size of some of the implosions (Kirui, Chesir, most of the elite fields to be honest!). Shows how ‘fragile’ elite performance is
In the sense that marathons (with the exception of a few) have become quite 'homogenous' - pace-setters, 62min to halfway, dozens of 2:05 guys looking for breakthroughs. Yesterday the weather nudged that 'balance' off axis and all bets were off. Boston, by virtue of its course &
lack of pace-makers can throw up surprises (Korir a few years ago, too), but yesterday became a test of something that the likes of London, Berlin etc never are. Another reminder that solely chasing times can take the 'life' away from the sport. I'd rather see more of yesterday!
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A thread in memory of Kefraya And Al Foua victims. 120. 120 children among 175 killed by western-Backed terrorist rebels near Aleppo, Syria a year ago today.
They were burned to death by a suicide bomber after "rebels" managed to gather as many as they can using potato crisps
2- For 5 years under siege by the rebels those children were suffering from starvation and continuous terrorism. Until they got on those buses thinking they survived the horror.
Little did they know about the fact they were being driven to their slaughter
3- But how could they not know when the "revolution" started with slogans calling for the extermination of the "likes of them" (minorities)
When Al Jazeera Arabic presenters described them as "Shia parasites" in a "sunni region". When CNN called the attack against them a "hiccup"
As I walked down 5th Ave in #DowntownSeattle, catching a glimpse of the @SeattleMonorail going by was fun! Seeing these sidewalks... not so much! They need some TLC to make them friendlier for all users! ♿🚶
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