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In our opinion: Once a triumph for America, Boston Marathon is now also a triumph over terrorism

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  • pragmatistferlife salt lake city, utah
    April 23, 2014 7:59 a.m.

    I'm sorry but as someone who has run the Boston marathon a number of times, lived in Boston, and someone who was there last year during the bombings, this whole we triumphed over terrorism reminds me of the country song looking for love in all the wrong places.

    First of all for the hundreds of thousands of people who have run the race it has nothing to do with patriots and founding fathers. It's all about the run. As the only race that requires a qualifying time (even though they're pretty weak now)it represents a life accomplishment for the individual. That's what you think about during the training and standing on the start line.

    Secondly as awful as it was last year, and it was awful especially for those injured and killed, it was also a nightmare for those of us that weren't injured or killed. Still there was no way the race wasn't going to take place this year for a number of reasons, tradition, pride, economics. Triumph over terrorism is a feel good talking point for non participants. The runners were coming anyway.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 22, 2014 2:58 p.m.

    IMO it would be a "triumph over terrorism" IF the terrorist had his day in court and received his punishment by now...

    It's a year later and he's still "innocent" until proven guilty. And he hasn't gone to trial yet!

    What happened to the law requiring a "speedy trial"?

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    April 22, 2014 8:56 a.m.

    Every day we undertake normal activities represents a triumph over terrorism. To me, something is taken away from that victory when hubris is added.