The 2014 Boston Marathon was going to be special, no matter who won.
That an almost 40-year old American, Meb Keflezighi, crossed the line first among the elite men made it an historic sporting day for U.S. running. No American had won the Boston Marathon since 1983.
But any marathon these days is about more than world-class competition. In great cities like Boston the event usually turns into a day of celebration. Of course this year’s Boston Marathon was about much more.