As many of you have heard, our running community was struck by the tragic events during yesterday’s 117th annual running of the Boston Marathon. According to news reports, nearly 160 Iowans were registered for running’s pinnacle event, and thankfully, all are reportedly safe. The Des Moines Register has first-hand accounts of the events from Iowans who were at the event in today’s online Register. The Capital Striders send heartfelt thoughts and prayers to everyone who was affected by these events. This is a tragedy for the running community and we wish everyone a safe return home.