Boston Marathon Tragedy
won't attempt to answer that. Instead, I want to focus on the
outpouring of support, caring, and giving. From our BTT doctors at the
scene, to our team network using a combination of social media / email /
text / phone to locate our team members quickly and reconnect them with
family, to so many who offered their homes to those with nowhere to go,
to everyone who is wearing a BAA shirt to work today. The number of
phone calls, texts, email messages, tweets, and Facebook posts I
personally received from friends, family, coworkers, and former BTT
members from around the world simply astounded me. I know many of you
experienced a similar outpouring of love and concern. Even in ugliness,
the good will prevail.
The Boston Marathon means so much to so many of us. It is a
long-term tradition for both the city of Boston and for members of the
Boston Triathlon Team. It represents a day of competition, personal
challenge, and the results of months of hard work. It represents
volunteering, charitable donations, and support for our friends, family,
and team mates. It's a day of accomplishment, a day of giving, and a
day of celebration. It's an event many of us look forward to all year.
Yesterday I had no words to
express what I was feeling and no capacity to process the range of
responses I was experiencing: disbelief, shock, panic, outrage, disgust,
horror, hope, sadness, depression, and - worst of all - fear.
That has forever been changed. The question in our minds is why? Why would someone do something so horrific?
The words above are my own, but I speak for the entire EC in
that we are all truly stunned and saddened by the horrific events of
yesterday. However, even in tragedy, it still feels amazing to be part
of such a strong and caring community. We hope that friends and family
of BTT remain safe. Please join us in keeping yesterday's victims, their
friends, and their family in our thoughts during this unsettling time.
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