NOT Sports Medicine
April 12, 2014
The 2014 Boston Marathon will be run in a little more than a week (Monday April 21). We look back on the events of last year while we look forward to a safe running in 2014. Good luck to all the clinicians and staff who will be taking care of a record number of runners!
I don’t think any of us in sports medicine got into the field expecting to be involved in an event like that which transpired in Boston yesterday.
Like many people around the world, I became riveted to TV, internet newsfeeds, and Social Media yesterday as I tried to make sense of what was occurring in Boston: at 2:50 p.m., a little over four hours after the start of the Boston Marathon, two bombs exploded near the finish line, creating a chaotic scene resulting at this moment in three deaths and over 100 casualties. A scene of sporting joy and celebration had been turned into mayhem.
In the days ahead and as the investigation into this event unfolds, we will likely learn ‘who’ was behind this and for what supposed purpose. It is my hope that ‘they’ become a footnote in history, and that instead…
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