Ode to the Boston Champion, by Toni Reavis



by Toni Reavis

Meb Boston 2014

Through clamorous towns at a headlong pace,

We cheered you on into Copley Place,

Where with arms spread wide, and

Church bells pealing,

You bore a wreath of glory,

Though head still reeling.


Within that crucible of miles,

You'd been put to the test,

Parrying every challenge,

Proving whom was the best.


The distance you ushered,

The pain you endured,

Your flag now flutters,

Must all seem a blur.


But the honor's all yours,

This Patriot's Day,

In this oldest of races,

As men shout, "Hooray!"


And though crusted with salt,

Legs seized with fatigue,

The scene's one to savor,

As you recall the intrigue. Read more of this post

(Editor's note: Toni Reavis is one of the most thoughtful commentators on our sport. He has known Meb Keflezighi since he was in college. 

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