Boston Marathon’s Holy Ground and Sacred Bonds

At Religion News Service, Daniel Burke, a four-time marathoner, considers the parallels between running culture and religion. For runners in the U.S., the Boston Marathon is considered to be the “Mecca” of races. Burke writes, “As much as marathoners talk of Boston as sacred ground, there’s also a sacred bond — both inside and outside of the Church of Running … Monday’s bombing has tested that bond, but it couldn’t break it. Marathoning may look like a solitary journey, but it’s a communal one. Like most things in life, you need plenty of people—and plenty of prayers—to reach the finish line.” 

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