‘O’ is for ‘Onslaught of Overwhelming Weather’ and ‘Once in a Lifetime Opportunities!’
Weather conditions at the 2018 Boston Marathon were oppressively COLD and WET. Temperatures reached a low of 35F (2C) and were accompanied by non-stop pelting rain plus 25 mph winds. 2,300 marathon runners received medical treatment, many due to overexposure and hypothermia.
Despite this setback, Creighton completed the race in 3 hours and 28 minutes and 11 seconds. Not his personal best, but an outstanding time given the conditions.
This excruciating challenge made the victory that much more meaningful. It also (hopefully) made this a once in a lifetime experience!
Congratulations to Creighton and to all 30,000 runners. Very impressive determination, endurance and tenacity. Wishing all a speedy and thorough recovery.