Boston a Huge Success for Randy and Team!
On a cold, gray April day, running into a headwind and then steady rain, Randy made the most of a long-standing goal of his and did the memory of The Mighty Quinn very proud. He turned in an outstanding time of 3 hours, 50 minutes and 37 seconds for the historic 26.2-mile Boston marathon course. This beat his previous personal marathon best by almost 24 minutes--at hilly, gruelling Boston. Congratulations to Randy and his fantastic teammates--coach Greg Hallerman and guides Peter and Christine Houde. Photo above--Randy is in blue shirt in center, doing fist pump for cheering fans. Coach Greg Hallerman (red shirt) is to left of Randy; guide Christine Houde (pink shirt) is to right, holding front end of Randy's white cane. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Jordan.
Marathon-related Media Coverage:
WBUR-Boston radio's "CommonHealth" blog has an excellent 4/16 story on Randy called "This Blind Man Climbs Every Mountain, and Now He’s About to Run the Boston Marathon." It includes, at the top, a six-minute audio interview version. From the University of New Hampshire, UNH Today's "Sneakers to Asphalt" story highlights UNH students, alumni and staff who are running Boston on Patriots Day. Randy, UNH class of '88, is the fourth runner featured in the story. Yahoo! Sports' Shutdown Corner story on Randy--"Blind Patriots season-ticket holder gets the game better than anyone"--covers his Patriot fandom but also his recent Tough Mudder adventures and his marathon plans. And Dover NH's Foster's Daily Democrat has a new "Team with a Vision" story on 2020's Boston Marathon team of Randy, Peter and Christine Houde of Somersworth NH, and Greg Hallerman of Hollis NH. For this and all other media coverage of Randy and 2020 Vision Quest, refer at any time to our "In the Media" page. UPDATE: Five new media stories, including Sports Illustrated.com, New Hampshire Public Radio and WBZ-TV Boston appeared on 4/20-21 and are at the top of these listings.