Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Tragedy at the Boston Marathon

From the SuiteSports Team

The SuiteSports team would like to extend its thoughts and deepest condolences to all those affected by yesterday's terrible tragedy at the Boston Marathon.

Seeing as this site is run by two guys that live in Boston, love sports and have been known to enjoy themselves on Marathon Monday, yesterday obviously hit home. The senseless attack of innocent people that were watching their loved ones complete a life goal, taking in one of the greatest sporting events in the world, or simply enjoying a holiday is unthinkable, and puts a black eye on one of the best days of the year in Boston.

We obviously do not have all the facts yet, but to those that tragically died, those that were injured, those that are still fighting for their lives, those that suffered emotional trauma, those robbed of achieving a life goal and those that finished or were unharmed, but will always remember this as a day of horror, we are thinking about you.

And, to the heroes that emerged yesterday-- All those that ran in to help immediately following the blasts, firefighters, police officers, first responders and the entire staffs of the fantastic hospitals the city of Boston has to offer-- thank you. As has been said everywhere in the wake of this unthinkable act of violence, you represented the best of humanity, and offered hope that we're not too far gone as a species.

There is still good in people.

The Marathon has endured two World Wars, a Great Depression, numerous socioeconomic changes and seven Police Academy movies, so we have no doubt the people of Boston and everyone that comes to the city for the greatest event in running will be back next year.

But it will never be the same.