By Tom Rohrer
It’s hard to believe that violence could ever be associated with such an event as positive as the Boston Marathon, but as the entire country found out, it unfortunately was. Amongst the most resilient, friendliest and optimistic athletes in the world are distance runners, so it should be no surprise that members of the Olympia running community joined together Thursday night in support of the tragedy in Boston earlier this week.
Hundreds of runners gathered at Marathon Park on Capitol Lake Thursday evening, where the group held a gathering, that included a moment of silence, before taking off on a run around the lake and throughout the area. All the way across the country, the tragedy was felt, and all the way across the country, people came together to show strength and support each other.