The New York Times, one of the most important newspapers in North America, devoted most of two news paper pages to an excellent piece on Ryan Shay.
The piece is written by Jere Longman, one of the top sports writers in the country, and the piece gives an even better picture of what happened leading up to Ryan’s collapse on the
marathon course last Saturday….
Hindsight is always 20-20, or so the saying goes.
Anyone involved in this terrible tragedy will go back, day, by day, to see if anything could have been done. One more moment with the person you love. In the end, nothing can be done to change the final outcome. Ryan Shay, a good young man, the pride of his family and his hometown, a new husband, has died much too early. And we will
mourn him all in our own way.
To read the NY Times Story in its entirety: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/08/sports/othersports/08runner.html?