SoSH Runs the 2014 Boston Marathon for Dana-Farber, MGH, and Patriots Foundation

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Thanks to everyone stepping to the plate today! Only $405 to go!
 
Rita Jeptoo wins her 3rd Boston Marathon, and has set a new course record of 2:18:57.
 
Help the SoSH runners reach a record of their own! Please Donate Here!
 
 

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Thanks to the recent donors. Only $355 left!
 
Taller Than Pedroia projects to cross the finish line about 45 minutes from now, on pace for a time of just over 3 hours.
 
Go Steve Go!
 
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CONGRATULATIONS TO TALLER THAN PEDROIA!!
 
He finishes the Boston Marathon with a time of 03:10:40, averaging 7.90 miles per hour!!
 
WAY TO GO STEVE!!
 
And as I post this, Pedroia has just doubled in the 9th to put the potential tying run in scoring position with Papi coming up!
 
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All we need are 18 people with an extra $20 lying around. Do you buy yourself 4 of those foo-foo latte drinks at Starbucks? Or do you help the world's greatest medical and science community in their quest to cure cancer and aid those in need of treatment?
 
Just $355 to go to reach the SoSH runnners' goal!
 
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We're getting some delays in the RFID checkpoint data, so no update on Spelunker since the 25k mark. He should have hit 35k about 7 minutes ago.
 
Preacher hit the 30k mark about 20 minutes ago, while Bosoxgrl is about 5 minutes past the 30k mark herself.
 
LET'S GO SOSH RUNNERS!!
 
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The tote board continues to move toward where we all want to see it! Thanks again to all the donors! Every dollar counts!
 
Just $305 away from $10k now!!
 
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Heartbreak Hill may be taxing the runners' paces, but it ain't breaking their spirit! 
 
Preacher forges onward, passing the 35k mark in 3:47:26, and he's on track for a 4:34:11 marathon! Look for him at the finish line just before 4:00 pm!
 
GO CLAYTON GO!!
 
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The Red Sox battled hard today and fell juuuuust short of their goal this afternoon.
 
The SoSH Boston Marathon Runners have battled hard for months, and are juuuuuust short of their goal right now.
 
Can't do anything about the former, but the latter is within reach. So let's bat .500!!
 
We're now just $280 away from hitting those magic five digits.
 
This is do-able!
 
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Preacher just passed the 40k mark, his final checkpoint. He's now slated to finish in about 15 minutes with a time of around 4:42:00. 
 
GO CLAYTON GO!!
 
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CONGRATULATIONS TO PREACHER ON COMPLETING THE BOSTON MARATHON!!
 
He just crossed the finish line in 4:44:56, averaging 4.84 miles per hour and 12.25 minutes per mile!
 
WAY TO GO, CLAYTON!!
 
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Still no news on Spelunker. Hopefully it's just a technical glitch with the RFID tags and not an injury or medical issue for Sean.
 
Meanwhile Kate's approaching her last check point!
 

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Bosoxgrl just passed her final check point, hitting the 40k mark in 5:04:00. She'll be charging down Boylston soon and should cross the finish line just after 4:30 pm!
 
GO KATE GO!!
 
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The SoSH Support Crew met Kate along the route in Kenmore Square, and Cheri (BoSoxLady) snapped this awesome shot.
 
 

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CONGRATULATIONS TO BOSOXGRL FOR COMPLETING THE BOSTON MARATHON!!
 
She just crossed the finish line in 5:24:12, averaging 4.05 miles per hour (including her Kenmore pit stop for photos) and 14:49 per mile!
 
WAY TO GO KATE!!
 
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Update from Spelunker:
 

For anyone watching my splits, I'm fine. I've been pulled off the course for a medical issue, but I'm perfectly OK. I'll update later.
 
I had a couple bouts of, uh, gastrointestinal distress at miles 14 and 16. At that point I got super dizzy, and more or less passed out. I'm in the hospital at the moment, and I'm fine now.
 
 
Man, what a bummer, as he was making great time. But it was obviously out of his control.
 
Glad you're on the mend, Sean, and congrats on running a great race!
 

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More congratulations are in order...
 
... because THE $10,000 GOAL HAS OFFICIALLY BEEN REACHED!!
 

 
 
Kudos, hugs and handpounds to everyone involved for a job well done!
 

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mabrowndog said:
More congratulations are in order...
 
... because THE $10,000 GOAL HAS OFFICIALLY BEEN REACHED!!
 
 
Well this explains why I had a dozen emails from GoFundMe after the race. Thank you, kind sir, for the last-minute push. And to everyone who donated. It was a great day.
 

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mabrowndog said:
CONGRATULATIONS TO TALLER THAN PEDROIA!!
 
He finishes the Boston Marathon with a time of 03:10:40, averaging 7.90 miles per hour!!
 
WAY TO GO STEVE!!
 
And as I post this, Pedroia has just doubled in the 9th to put the potential tying run in scoring position with Papi coming up!
 
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Holy cow. That's an impressive time. Congrats
 

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Taller Than Pedroia, Preacher, Spelunker, and BSG you are all awesome. Hope you're feeling better today Spelunker.
 

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Thanks for this great live feed of us running - too fun!  I was having a great race in the first 11 miles and then my wonky hip decided it didn't want to behave - but what a fantastic day!
 
Thank you all so much for your generosity!  It will do so much good for the community. 
 

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Just wanted to thank everyone for the incredible generosity. It was truly an amazing day. I tried to slap as many hands as I could. I even had to switch sides of the road a few times do to the shoulder of my outstretched arm starting to cramp. Got to fist bump Doug Flutie and Teddy Bruschi out on the course, as I passed them! I also got to see the Hoyts on the course. I still can't believe I got to be a part of it. Thanks again!