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Bill Iffrig, 78-Year-Old Runner Knocked Down In Boston Explosion Photo, Got Up And Finished Race

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CX

posted on Apr, 16 2013 @ 08:15 AM
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Originally posted by kosmicjack
reply to post by smithjustinb
 


Look, he just ran 26 miles, he was likely in borderline shock, automatic mode based on just that, even before the explosion. He can see the finish line. He has been trying to get there for 26 damn miles. It's human nature.


Agreed.

Plus, theres a blast from the left which has knocked him over, he can't run to the left due to the fencing. By the time he's been helped to his feet another one has gone off behind him, so to be honest, i'd say forward a few yards was a) The only way to go, and b) the sensible way to go whether thats to finish the race or to escape.

Hard to say though, we are not him, and we weren't there.

CX.
edit on 16/4/13 by CX because: (no reason given)




posted on Apr, 20 2013 @ 03:29 AM
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Nevertheless, I still wouldn't use the word, "inspiration". Maybe he was stunned by it all and unaware, but the only inspirations that day were the ones who helped.





 
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