This is a poignant piece by David Monti on Parker Stinson, one of our top American marathoners, who has battled injuries since the 2019 Bank of America Chicago marathon.
The 2021 BAA Boston Marathon is being held on October 11, 2021, and Parker Stinson will be lining up at the starting line in Hopkinton, MA. He is grateful to be competing, with the support of his coach, Dathan Ritzenhein, his family and friends.
This piece was first published in Race Results Weekly, and it used with permission.
Stinson_Parker_Boston_Press_Conference__#1_2021_10_08_Jane_Monti_With_Credit.jpegParker Stinson out in Back Bay Boston in advance of the 2021 Boston Marathon (photo by Jane Monti for Race Results Weekly)