Milton, MA – Greg Gordon is running the Boston Marathon for Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital as part of Spaulding’s Race for Rehab Boston Marathon team. Gordon is raising money for an organization that helped many of the Boston Marathon bombing survivors.
On April 15, 2013, Gordon, like everyone around the world, was shocked by what had occurred at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. He was attending Spaulding’s annual Marathon party at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Boylston Street. He was there with his wife and children supporting friends who were running on Spaulding’s team and witnessed first-hand what took place.
Said Gordon, “After what happened and what I saw, I knew I had to run this year’s race. I just knew I had to participate and make that left hand turn from Hereford onto Boylston Street.”
Gordon is an experienced runner, having completed over 15 marathons, including seven at Boston. Gordon also helps organize the Milton Foundation for Education’s annual Monster Dash event and kids’ race.
“I honestly don’t know what to expect on Marathon Monday. There’s going to be so many different emotions throughout the day, for sure. All I’m really hoping for this year is to enjoy the experience and finish with a smile,” he said.
When applications for this year’s marathon became available, there was no doubt in his mind that he wanted to run and that he wanted to run for Spaulding. “I’m proud to represent Spaulding and support all their good work,” he said, adding, “and I’m looking forward to running down Boylston Street on Patriots Day, hopefully in front of my friend Terry Kelly.”
Article by Gregory O’Quinn