Boston Reporter Carr: 'Beautiful Day' for Marathon

Monday, 21 Apr 2014 05:36 PM

By Joe Battaglia

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Bostonians returned to a sense of normalcy as the 118th Boston Marathon was run incident-free on a Patriot's Day that Boston Herald columnist Howie Carr said "couldn't have gone any better."

"We're very happy about it," he told J.D. Hayworth and John Bachman on "America's Forum" on Newsmax TV. It's a beautiful day."

"It's just the way a marathon should be run," he said Monday. "No problems whatsoever.

A huge number of people are running, and everybody seems to be having a good time," he said. "Everybody in the schools were given very strict messages, don't get into trouble, don't end up handcuffed to the lamp post outside Mary Ann's [in Brighton] and Coolidge Corner, the places where they usually get into trouble."

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Carr said that having 2004 Olympic medalist and 2009 New York City Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi, who emigrated to this country from Eritrea, win the men's race in a personal-best 2 hours, 8 minutes, 37 seconds, becoming Boston's first American men's champion since 1983, helped the positive energy of the day.

"I know he's a naturalized American, but still he is an American citizen, he went down and kissed the ground on Boylston Street when he crossed the finish line, and that was nice," Carr said. "It's just a nice thing. Everybody's pretty happy about it and the fact that it was such a long, miserable winter makes it even more of a pleasure now."

Carr said no one seemed to give any thought to last Tuesday's bomb scare, in which Kevin Edson, 25, allegedly left a backpack with a rice cooker in it at the finish line. Edson has been charged with possession or use of a hoax device and making a false bomb threat.

Authorities say Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, two ethnic Chechen brothers who lived in the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan and the Dagestan region of Russia, planned and orchestrated the marathon bombings with pressure-cooker bombs last April.

"[He's] gone now, and everybody is glad that he's gone," Carr said of Edson, who is being held at Bridgewater State Hospital. "So far, I don't think anybody else has tried anything like this, and I don't think they're going to try either. It's just not a good time for this."

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