On April 15th, 2013, Boston marathon runners took their months of training and set out early to run 26.2 miles in one of the most famous marathons in the entire country. No amount of training could have prepared anyone for what they encountered at the finish line, however. When bombs exploded simultaneously near the end of the race, what started out as a marathon turned into a manhunt. At least 133 people were injured in the attack and three were killed.
This year, thousands of people aim to take their mark this Monday morning, refusing to let terror change their course. Many registrants weren’t able to complete last year’s race, and are back now to finish what they started. Yurbuds has captured the stories of many of those participants and will be sending four athletes back to Boston to realize their dream.
They have also designed a custom pair of Boston Strong headphones, and plan to donate 10% of all proceeds to the Challenged Athlete’s Foundation. CAF is an organization dedicated to the recovery and recuperation of athletes with physical challenges, including those still dealing with injuries sustained during last year’s race. There is only a limited supply of these headphones so grab yours while you can.
To find out more about the athlete’s personal stories, check out the yurbuds #NeverStop team member pages. If you’d like to purchase a pair of these special edition headphones to support those still in recovery, you can snag them here.
The overwhelming number of people that have raced to donate blood, host races in their hometowns to raise money for relief, and are taking to the internet with messages of hope, encouragement, and support for this year’s Boston Marathon participants is incredible. The ultimate finish line doesn’t come after 1, 13, or 26 miles. Keep it up! There is no finish line. #neverstopboston