Monday’s running of the famous Boston Marathon had four competitors from Timmins among the 30,000 participants.
Marc Rodrigue, Corey McGee and twins Danny and Darcey Brunet all finished what Rodrigue calls “the Mecca of marathons”.
Fifty-year-old Rodrigue admits to struggling in the last part of the race on the course that’s more hilly than he expected.
“I don’t even know how I was able to actually run that last mile,” he admits, “because I had to walk for a little bit and that last mile, though, with the people on Boylston St., oh my God, there was no walkers, they were just running (laughs).”
Rodrigue says the large crowds all along the route really encourage you to keep runnng.
The after party was at Fenway Park.
“We got to go into Fenway and you couldn’t walk the field, but we were in the bleachers and we got to walk around a little bit and see a few things,” he recounts. “There was some really cool stuff happening there as well.”
It’s back to Fenway for Tuesday night’s Blue Jays-Red Sox game, before flying home tomorrow.
Our full nine-minute interview with Marc Rodrigue is right here.