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    Posted January 15, 2014 by
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    Related to: Why I'm running for Boston
    CNN columnist John Sutter explains the origins of the Run for Boston movement and why he's pledging to run a marathon by April 2014.
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    No Excuses

    I'm 55 years old with an irreversible knee injury from 3 years ago. I was not planning on running another marathon; that is, until the events of Boston 2013.

    Terrorism only works if people are forever changed to accept and embrace fear. In terms of running, that means avoiding the types of venues that should---and do---inspire us to push ourselves and our communities to do more than we thought was possible. In reality, just the opposite has happened to me (and to many others).

    I am committed to seek out the very venues that those terrorists/cowards would have us avoid; and it appears that there are huge movements across this nation---and beyond---doing the same. I want to use my running as an "in your face" statement about how terribly wrong these terrorists are in terms of everything they think and do.

    So even though I have reasons for not running another marathon, in the end they are just excuses. With the number and extent of the folks that were injured in the Boston Marathon, I refuse to make excuses about not supporting them. It may be just a simple gesture...but it is a heartfelt one that required significant time, effort and sacrifice on my part.

    Best regards,

    Terry Moorhead

    p.s. I will be running this weekend with a "Boston Strong" T-shirt for the 1/19/14 full Rock 'n Roll Marathon in Phoenix, Arizona.
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