Four months of training, two injuries, and one finish line!
On Monday April 17th runners from all over the world gathered together in Hopkinton for the 121st running of the Boston Marathon. Dr. David Lennox, CEO of QBS, Inc. was one of the 26,411 runners to finish the race. In just over five hours Dr. Lennox crossed the finish line at the North entrance of the Boston Public Library.
When asked about his experiencce, Dr. Lennox stated,“What a phenomenon – tens of thousands of people cheering, really screaming, encouraging you every step of the way. It’s really quite a celebration.”
From the side lines spectators with neon and glittered signs cheered as runners dashed to reach their half way point. A few team members from QBS came to support their “fearless leader”. For those who couldn’t make it to the race they were able to follow along by searching social media for the #Lennoxontherun, #RunDaveRun and #TeamJAF. Some also followed along by tracking his bib# on the Boston Marathon phone app.
As many of you know the Boston Marathon is important for many charities who recruit runners that pledge to raise funds for their cause.
This year Dr. Lennox ran on the Joe Andruzzi Foundation Team. The JAF Team consisted of 20 runners that spent months of intense training and had the crucial goal of raising funds to support the Joe Andruzzi Foundation’s mission of providing help, hope, and a reason to smile for cancer patients and their families when they need it most.
According to the JAF blog, “To date, 20 Team JAF runners have raised more than $245,000 through the 2017 Boston Marathon.” These funds will allow the Foundation to provide 350 new grants to cancer patients and families across New England! Since starting the JAF Boston Marathon Team in 2011 the large network of runners and supporters who have donated have fundraised almost $1.5 million!
Overall the Boston Marathon journey appeared to be a huge success for everyone involved. We hope 2018 will be just as triumphant!