In the city of Boston, the Boston Marathon is considered a city-wide holiday! This week on the Girls on the Sideline pod, the girls are talking all about the truly amazing, inspirational stories that have evolved from this year’s marathon as well as Kathrine Switzer’s inspirational story of how she came to be the first female marathon runner 50 years ago at the Boston Marathon and how that one simple, yet powerful act put women across the country on the path for some truly amazing sporting achievements.
“There’s certainly something to be said for the healthy lifestyle that comes with being a runner.” – Whitney Melancon
Highlights of Today’s Episode:
The crazy amount of media coverage for the Boston Marathon event. The “naked caveman” runner Marine amputee, Staff Sargent Jose Luis Sanchez, carrying the American Flag while running the marathon Funny & inspirational signs at the Boston Marathon Steve Durkac’s “Roll Tide” vows for newlyweds and vow renewals
Lindsay’s & Whitney’s MVP of the Week:
Kathrine Switzer – the first woman to run the Boston Marathon on April 17, 1967 runs it again at the age of 70
Lindsay’s LVP of the Week:
Charles Barkley for his comment about Isaiah Thomas crying on the sideline during the game the night his sister died in a car accident
Whitney’s LVP of the Week:
Tractor trailer carrying Tomahawks to the Atlanta Braves game involved in an accident, dumping thousands of Tomahawks onto the interstate two days before the Braves opening game and shutting down another major interstate in Atlanta
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