December 8, 2024
Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Races

What a weekend in Boston!

It's all about the running of course but whew, what a weekend in Boston!  The Reggae Marathon team including the Jamaica Tourist Board met up with a ton of Boston Marathon runners who were also Reggae Marathon fans.   Lots of stories, lots of fun…and lots of pictures.

Barb Catalano flanked by her daughters Brittany and Brooke

Barb is running her 1st Boston. Her path to Boston is an inspiring story. As regular vacationers to Jamaica, her husband Mark always wanted to run Reggae Marathon. Unfortunately he passed away of a heart attack while training to run NYC marathon in 2010. Since he died doing what he loved she decided to run NYC in memory of him. The most amazing events unfolded on race day that led to her finally qualifying and fulfilling Mark's prediction before he died that she would run Boston in 2012. Inspired by her Mom, Brittany will be tweeting inspirational messages for her Mom.

Blue Benadum at Boston Marathon

Blue was inspired to start running after reading Bob Marley's 'Catch indian generic levitra a Fire' biography.  Blue is a competitive runner with Forever Runners and says Bob is a longstanding hero both for his music and consciousness. Coming to Jamaica and Reggae Marathon would be a culmination to Blue's interest about everything Jamaican: “I love Jamaicans and I haven't even been yet! Looking forward to running your race, and the adventure within…Wake up and live”.

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The spirit of Usain Bolt was present in Boston and so was his lifesize image.  We invited fans to get insane with Usain and Veronica Loya didn't hold back. Can you tell she's a Bolt fan?

Girls gone wild

Inspired by Veronica, Sarah Flogel and girlfriends, Kristyn and Elaina who all qualified for Boston at the Las Vegas marathon get wild as well. You go girls!!

Usain's Newest Fan!

“Born to Run” gets a new interpretation from this youngster who also is a Usain Bolt and Reggae Marathon fan.  Now wouldn't a pair of kid Pumas look great?

With the warmer than normal temperatures expected in Boston today, runners who stopped by the Reggae Booth on the weekend and got tips on how to best manage the conditions will do just fine.

Until next time…

Reggae Marathon RunninGuy


For more information check the Reggae Marathon Web Site.  To register now click here for the Reggae Marathon Registration Page. Photos courtesy of Gina Harrison of Reggae Marathon and John Woolcock of the Jamaica Tourist Board.