My heart is full of gratitude to Atsede Baysa, who so quint-essentially embodies the human spirit of love and generosity.
I would also like to express my gratitude to the Massachusetts State Senate and House of Representatives, the Governor and Mayor, the Greek consulate, and the town of Hopkinton.
I am grateful for all those who made the marathon possible, such as the Boston Athletic Association, the Hancock Corporation and all the other sponsors, the athletes, police, National Guard, medical personnel, volunteers, spectators, all the towns along the course, those who set up and clean up, and everyone else who participated in this amazing event.
And to my own Bobbi Gibb 50th Anniversary Celebration Team; the committee of Boston Marathon Champions who launched the Marathon Sculpture Project; the media--who so generously helped me tell this story, and to my fellow “pioneering women”--a very special thanks.
These are just a few of the thousands of people who came together to celebrate life together and make the incredible 120th Boston Marathon a successful world-class event.