“The Finish Line”-The Story Of A Local Boston Marathon Runner [VIDEO]
If there was any reason to believe that we become stronger when come together as a community, it's this story of a U.S. Army Officer Candidate who showed the world what being a Boston Marathon runner is all about.
Ryan McDermott, 34 years old, is a local from Boston who is just about to finish his first year in the U.S. Army. McDermott is a marathon runner, it's truly in his heart.
I had the honor to meet up with McDermott at the Finish Line of the Boston Marathon on Boyleston Street as he told me his story of endurance, pride and strength when it comes to running. Oh and I did I mention he ran in FULL DRESS?! McDermott started and finished the race in full uniform, boots included and a 50 pound backpack, commonly called a "Ruck" in the Military.
Not only did he run 26.2 miles on Monday, April 18th, 2016, McDermott also ran ANOTHER 26.2 miles on the Saturday April 16th, three days prior. The marathon was called "The ToughRuck" which is held down in Concord, MA.
So after running a total of 52.4 miles in a matter of three days with full uniform (including boots) on, McDermott tells Fun 107 his story of mental and physical strength. For all that you do for this country and for the inspiring motivation that you have demonstrated, I personally want to say Thank You. Never give up, never give in.
For more information on the Tough Ruck Organization and how you can get involved, you can check it out here.
Lastly, a very special thank you to the Facebook Administrators of People of Acushnet and Fairhaven for the rendezvous with McDermott and for the help with the filming of this interview.