“Runner Bill Iffrig, 78-years old, seen by millions being knocked off his feet by the Boston Marathon bombings escaped with just a scraped knee and even managed to finish the race” (www.mirror.co.uk).
By now we have all seen clips of the fall—the flash, the smoke, the visible force of the blast, and the runner whose legs collapsed beneath him, tumbling him to the ground. It was the next day that we learned of this man’s tenacity, his perseverance, and his honor. “After you’ve run 26 miles, you’re not going to stop there,” he told Heraldnet.com. And he didn’t—after experiencing the force and devastation of a bombing, he insisted on walking across the finish line, coming in second in his age division. (more…)Read More