Excellent article. Amidst all of the patriotism and symbolism of the Berlin games we forget that he was still a Black man in the 1940s in middle America. It is good to be reminded of what really happened when the lights faded.
What an excellent article, thank you. I saw many proud Buckeyes and Ohioans out on the course on Monday, and we cheer for everyone. That is the spirit of the marathon - it is indeed one of the happiest days of the year for us. It is easy to get caught up in the moment and in addition to yelling "O-H"!, I found myself also yelling "Go Blue", "Hook-'em", and "Go get-em Yankees!" to help motivate the runner who was struggling on Heartbreak Hill. Many of us are still processing what happened, praying for those we know who were injured, and coming to grips that yes, it can happen anywhere, even somewhere like Boston.