Breaking News

Greatest Spectacle in Racing Witnessed before Commencement of Indy 500
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Two pressure bomb blasts near the finish line at Boston led many runners to stop mid-way at the 2013 Boston Marathon. Completing this unfinished task minutes before Indy 500 drivers started their race, gave the runners immense joy. Flanked by fire fighters and police officers, the runners sprinted down the pit road at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and completed their unfinished race before the commencement of the Indianapolis 500.

Doug Boles, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Chief Operating Officer, said that last month’s tragedy still resonates with everyone. Hence, they wanted to give runners the chance to finish the race in front of thousands of fans. Runners living near Indianapolis were invited to run the race unto completion by the Boston Athletic Association.

Kimberly Grauer (32), one of the runners from Schaumburg, ran with a U.S. flag in her hands, softly crying to the chants of “USA.” She stated that this was a great way of giving them a closure after the deadly Boston incidence.  Similarly, Jennifer Black (61) from Loveland, Ohio, said that tears welled in her eyes, when she saw her husband waving to her from the fourth turn of the track.  She was wearing her Boston numerical marker with “21015” written on it pinned to her running jersey and brought back the memory of medics were rushing to aid a runner suffering a heart attack  after the bomb blasts. She said that at that time she was scared that her sister, former Representative Jean Schmidt, R-Ohio, might have been injured, but she was fortunately saved. At the completion of the race at Speedway, she was glad to be greeted by Schmidt.  This time more relaxed than before.

  
What
Where


Lelisa Desist (24) from Ethiopia, won the marathon in 2 hours 10 minutes 22 seconds last month, shortly before the bombs went off.  In a somber ceremony at the American Embassy in Ethiopia this, he said, “Sport holds the power to unify people and sports should never be used as a battleground.” He has donated his medal to the people of Boston and showed interest in participating once again at the 2014 Boston Marathon.

Geber Gebremariam, who finished at the third place in the men’s category and Meseret Hailu, who finished second in the women’s category were also at the ceremony presided by the Secretary of State John Kerry.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!






 

Interesting Legal Sites You May Like


BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Mid-level Litigation Associate Attorney

USA-MD-Baltimore

Baltimore office of our client seeks mid-level litigation associate attorney with 3+ years of experi...

Apply Now

Junior to Mid-Level Labor Associate Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office of our client seeks junior to mid-level labor associate attorney with preferabl...

Apply Now

Junior Employment Litigation Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office is seeking an attorney with 2-3 years of employment litigation, class action or...

Apply Now

Litigation and Transaction Associate Attorney

USA-OH-Mayfield Heights

Mayfield Heights office of our client seeks litigation and transaction associate attorney with 2-4 y...

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Legal Assistant

USA-FL-Jacksonville

Small law firm seeking legal assistant with 3+ years working experience as a legal assistant in the ...

Apply now

Staff Attorney

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Position: Staff Attorney Status: Full Time Location: Los Angeles Anticipated Annua...

Apply now

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF LEGAL RESOURCES (for Online Resources)

USA-DC-Washington

The National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) seeks a full-time Assistant Dir...

Apply now

Legal Assistant / Paralegal

USA-GA-Columbus

Part-time case management, ordering medical records, setting up medical treatment, subrogating me...

Apply now

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top