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When Did John Kerry Run the Boston Marathon?
Football Fans for Truth ^ | October 4, 2004 | Football Fans for Truth

Posted on 10/05/2004 11:40:40 AM PDT by americaprd

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1 posted on 10/05/2004 11:40:40 AM PDT by americaprd
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To: americaprd
When Did John Kerry Run the Boston Marathon?

The year a rich widow entered the race...

2 posted on 10/05/2004 11:42:27 AM PDT by dirtboy (Kerry could have left 'Nam within a week if Purple Hearts were awarded for shots to the foot.)
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To: americaprd

Orange K is just further proving he's a flatulent windbag...

He's quite sad really.


3 posted on 10/05/2004 11:42:48 AM PDT by MD_Willington_1976
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To: falcon1966

he runs like a girl......


4 posted on 10/05/2004 11:43:48 AM PDT by falcon1966
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To: americaprd
When Did John Kerry Run the Boston Marathon?......Just before he ran against it?
5 posted on 10/05/2004 11:44:06 AM PDT by bobsatwork
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To: americaprd

Probably rode in one of his "family's" SUVs for the majority of the distance.


6 posted on 10/05/2004 11:44:07 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: americaprd

Hey I think you have found another Kerry misstatement--If he has shrapnel the size of a bullet in his hip next to the bone--I bet it is awfully painful to walk much less run a marathon.


7 posted on 10/05/2004 11:44:28 AM PDT by alchemist54
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To: americaprd

I want Bush to win as badly as anybody but I really can't fault Kerry if he can't remember the exact year in which he ran the Boston Marathon. It might be a different story though if had he claimed to have the Boston Marathon but, in fact, had not.


8 posted on 10/05/2004 11:44:42 AM PDT by DallasMike
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To: americaprd
The guy's just a compulsive liar. Must have gotten the same indoctination as Al Gore.
9 posted on 10/05/2004 11:45:06 AM PDT by paulcissa (Only YOU can prevent liberalism.)
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To: americaprd

Any runner who ever ran a marathon would know the exact year of the marathon they ran in and not give some vague timeframe like the '80s.


10 posted on 10/05/2004 11:45:20 AM PDT by rabidralph (All in all, gas is still cheaper than a cup of coffee at Starbucks.)
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To: americaprd
On Christmas in Cambodia in 1968.
11 posted on 10/05/2004 11:45:30 AM PDT by Fatalis
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To: americaprd
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"I ran a marathon back in '80, something like that. Did the Boston Marathon." . . . "[ran] the Boston Marathon in the '70s"

Gee, if anyone can figure this out, I'll add to the timeline.

Lots of facts and quotes about the president-wannabe at the John F. Kerry Timeline.
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12 posted on 10/05/2004 11:46:04 AM PDT by christie (John F. Kerry Timeline - http://www.archive-news.net/Kerry/JK_timeline.html)
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To: americaprd

Well it wasn't on Nov 12, 1972. John Kerry was too buzy voting on whether or not his group should kill US Senators.


13 posted on 10/05/2004 11:46:38 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: americaprd
Go to the bottom. It's the only part that matters. I'm still digging, and will let ya know anything more I find.

17,000 From Across Globe Begin 106th Boston Marathon By Deirdre Fulton Published: Tuesday, April 16, 2002 After the shot was fired, 17,000 people started running. There was Superman, in his cape; a few minutes later, a patriot ran by carrying an American flag. Fifty-three-year-old Judith Hine had come from New Zealand to run her 62nd marathon. She joined runners from Utah, California, New York, Peru, Korea and Kenya. They ran with members of the United States Army, the New York Fire Department and the Boston College track team. Amidst a sea of faces and emotions, the 106th Boston Marathon began at noon yesterday at its Hopkinton starting line. Just less than 17,000 registered runners, hailing from across the United States and around the world, gathered to run the 26.2 miles from the starting line to the finish in Copley Square. After the shot was fired, it took 20 minutes for all the runners, who were lined up around the block, to pass the starting line. Two hours before the shot was fired, Main Street and the Hopkinton town green swarmed with athletes, all engaged in their own routines. They stretched, ate protein bars, drank Gatorade and napped. Regardless of their activities, a universal feeling of restless excitement pervaded the area. "It's a dream come true," said 31-year-old Bushido Ito from Providence, R.I. "I've been running all my life to get here. I feel thankful to be able to come out and participate." Their motivations and their goals were different, but everyone agreed that the feeling of community shared between the runners was one of the best parts of running the Marathon. "It's such a unifying experience," said 72-year-old Margo Fish. Fish was one of the first women to run the Boston Marathon in 1967, before women were allowed to take part, and has run 33 times since then. "I thought it would be interesting and challenging," Fish said as she stretched and greeted well-wishers. "It's not about competition; it's about sharing the joy of saying yes to the spirit of running." Michael Hobernan, 37, of Shelborne Falls, Mass., said he was slightly nervous to be running his first Boston Marathon. However, he said the atmosphere helped his nerves. His favorite part of running a marathon, he said, is meeting the other runners. Hobernan was one of the many runners who hoped to finish the race within a certain time. Korea's Dongik Sin, 41, said he was very excited for his personal challenge. "I hope to beat my own best record today," he said. Other runners were simply hoping to make it to the finish line. Jean Pierre, 37, of Brockton, wanted to "make sure [his] legs could do it." Several runners said reaching the end of the marathon is the best moment. "It's a reward for running through the winter," explained Brad Smith, 54, of Peabody. "It answers all those questions, like, 'What am I doing running in the snow?'" Most runners said they trained for months by doing short runs between 3-6 miles on a daily basis and longer runs on weekends. Forty-year-old Otter Johan, from California, hadn't run for several days and said he felt "bloated and fat." However, taking a break is a significant part of the training process, according to Judy Whitcomb, 41, from New Hampshire. Whitcomb stressed the importance of training wisely and "listening to your body, which needs rest" to avoid injuries. Whitcomb was running the Boston Marathon for the first time and was looking forward to seeing her family cheering her on along the way. Many runners had friends and family members there to support them. Several thousand onlookers were in the crowd in Hopkinton, waving American flags, passing out water and holding up signs of encouragement. Citizens of Hopkinton were especially enthusiastic. "We love it. The whole town gets so excited," Hopkinton resident Lynda Messerman said, as she guarded the starting line to keep "bandits" (unregistered runners) out. Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), who fired the starter's pistol, also expressed his admiration for the runners. He lamented the fact that time constraints had made it impossible for him to run in the Marathon, which he participated in 20 years ago. "I love the Marathon," he said. "I admire everyone. To run, it takes a lot of spirit and a lot of guts."

14 posted on 10/05/2004 11:46:49 AM PDT by conservativecorner
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To: americaprd

John Kerry's faithful lying or at the least his constant exaggeration to make himself look better goes beyond simple mistakes and delves into the realm of a psychosis in my humber opinion. Do the American people really want a psychotic as commander in chief?


15 posted on 10/05/2004 11:46:50 AM PDT by HawaiianGecko (Member of the PajamaNati for 1/6th of a year)
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To: americaprd

I ran the Boston Marathon in 1980 and my time was 2:51 minutes. Everyone that runs knows their exact time and the year they run. Marathons are important personal events. Newspapers in the Boston area even print the finishers and their times. There would be photos everywhere of John "Live Shot" Kerry if he ran this race. Something is WRONG with his story.


16 posted on 10/05/2004 11:47:01 AM PDT by bunky
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To: americaprd
That really is odd....John Kerry ran the marathon in Boston, I believe that is like 26 miles from Hopkinton , Massachusetts down, route 135 thru Natick onward to Boston.

As much as Kerry likes to take pictures of his heroics, it is amazing he does not have a picture of his marathon run, I mean after all he took pictures of himself reacting his skirmishes in Vietnam.

There is no way John Kerry ran in the marathon, he would have it posted all over everything, and mention right after he served in Vietnam

17 posted on 10/05/2004 11:47:05 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ((John Kerry is now in full retreat))
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To: rabidralph

I know I would. maybe he did one of those stunts were
you sneak in from the crowd at about the 23 mile mark...


18 posted on 10/05/2004 11:47:44 AM PDT by Rakkasan1 (Justice of the Piece:If Marx is your hero, Kerry is your candidate.)
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To: americaprd

I am hereby offering $50,000 to anyone who can prove they ran with John Kerry in the Boston Marathon.


19 posted on 10/05/2004 11:48:59 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny
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To: DallasMike
I want Bush to win as badly as anybody but I really can't fault Kerry if he can't remember the exact year in which he ran the Boston Marathon. It might be a different story though if had he claimed to have the Boston Marathon but, in fact, had not.

Well, there's no evidence that Kerry ever ran in ANY Boston Marathon. The burden should be on Kerry to prove that he did as he said and isn't just running his mouth again.
20 posted on 10/05/2004 11:49:07 AM PDT by conservative in nyc
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To: americaprd

The guy who does my taxes is a long distance runner. He has plaques and trophies for every event he ever entered.

Maybe Kerry threw his away. After all completing a marathon is no big deal.


21 posted on 10/05/2004 11:49:14 AM PDT by js1138 (Speedy architect of perfect labyrinths.)
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To: americaprd

There've been other thrilling pursuits -- the Democratic candidate is a snowboarder, a windsurfer, and a kite-sailor. There are endurance sports: He ran the Boston Marathon in the 1970s; and last August, he finished the 110-mile Pan-Massachusetts Challenge, a bicycle race, in 6 1/2 hours. That put him in 32nd place in the field of 3,700 riders.

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=merron/kerry/040726

Okay, Kerry, how about some pictures. Put up or shut up.


22 posted on 10/05/2004 11:49:36 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ((John Kerry is now in full retreat))
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To: americaprd

Flipper ran it from finish-to-start, running backwards. He ran the marathon although he didn't. He finished before he started.


23 posted on 10/05/2004 11:49:38 AM PDT by searchandrecovery (Socialist America - diseased and dysfunctional.)
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To: rabidralph

It would certainly be a highlight in my life and I would never lose an opportunity to brag about it.

I'm left with bragging about being able to job almost a mile...but that was back in the day.


24 posted on 10/05/2004 11:49:57 AM PDT by altura (Dan Rather is Geraldo without the humility.)
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To: rabidralph

Exactly. I have a friend from Chile who ran the race in 1978 and has a photo of himself crossing the finish line (time clock appears in the upper corner) prominently displayed in his office. He considers it one of the most memorable moments of his life.


25 posted on 10/05/2004 11:49:58 AM PDT by katana
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To: HawaiianGecko

Not sure if I meant "hummer" opinion or "humble" option ... it's my own personal psychosis.


26 posted on 10/05/2004 11:50:00 AM PDT by HawaiianGecko (Member of the PajamaNati for 1/6th of a year)
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To: bunky

Maybe there's some film left from his restaging of the event.


27 posted on 10/05/2004 11:50:38 AM PDT by js1138 (Speedy architect of perfect labyrinths.)
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To: DallasMike

If you've ever trained for and run a marathon, you would remember the year you did it.


28 posted on 10/05/2004 11:50:42 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: js1138

Yep...that's it...threw the Marathon Medal away with the Medals/Ribbons over the fence....back in the 70's!


29 posted on 10/05/2004 11:50:58 AM PDT by Two Dawgs
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To: americaprd

I believe back then the Boston Marathon rules were that you had to have at least marathon already completed to enter the race. I believe they did that to keep neophytes from jammng it up.


30 posted on 10/05/2004 11:51:42 AM PDT by Bogey78O (John Kerry: Better than Ted Kennedy!)
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To: AmericanMade1776
My husband has run the Boston Marathon several times and will do so again in 2005. He can recount the years and his exact times without hesitation. Of course, he had to run qualifiers to get into the Boston Marathon. If Kerry actually did run Boston, which I doubt, he must have gotten in on some kind of exemption.
31 posted on 10/05/2004 11:51:59 AM PDT by mountaineer
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To: americaprd
Dan Rather just found a proportionally typed memo from John Kerry's mom dated back in 1974 which congratulates her son on running the Boston Marathon.
32 posted on 10/05/2004 11:52:30 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: americaprd
"John Kerry said, 'I remember my first Boston Marathon ... it's a great run.'"

Remembering your first Boston Marathon when you watched it on a big screen television while cozied up in an imported leather easy chair onboard your yacht moored off the pier of your European villa is not the same as running in the Boston Marathon, Kerry.
33 posted on 10/05/2004 11:53:37 AM PDT by Chummy ("I Rather Know when I See BS." RepublicanAttackSquad.biz: "A vote 4 Kerry is a vote 4 Osama")
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To: HawaiianGecko

well he told a group or Irish Bostonians that "those of us who are Irish" love St Patricks day.

Not a drop in him.


34 posted on 10/05/2004 11:53:55 AM PDT by Bogey78O (John Kerry: Better than Ted Kennedy!)
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To: bunky

I ran the Hospital Hill marathon in Kansas City in '77, '78 & '79 at 3:43, 3:29 and 3:31 respectively and they were not good enough to get me into the Boston marathon, not that I really wanted to run it, but still I remember the years and the times and have pictures and posters in my scrapbooks.
I'm sure Kerry took photos of this event and he should make them public!


35 posted on 10/05/2004 11:53:59 AM PDT by HawaiianGecko (Member of the PajamaNati for 1/6th of a year)
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To: DallasMike
If you run the marathon you remember the year, or the number of the marathon. I ran the 99th and 101st.
The BAA has a complete list of all bib numbers and it would be easy enough to prove/disprove. I'd be willing to bet that kerry doesn't know how accessible they are.
You also don't just run the marathon. You have to qualify, unless you buy your way in via donations to various charities.
36 posted on 10/05/2004 11:54:04 AM PDT by ProudVet77 (a few hours without FR toasted my mind)
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To: americaprd
Any clear evidence to show Kerry did not run?

Wow...great ad if there was.

37 posted on 10/05/2004 11:54:30 AM PDT by what's up
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To: dirtboy
When Did John Kerry Run the Boston Marathon?

The same year Algore invented it. ;^)

38 posted on 10/05/2004 11:54:51 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Pax et bonum!)
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To: bunky
"...Everyone that runs knows their exact time and the year they run...."

I second this comment emphatically.

Heck, not intending it a boast but I can even recall my mile times when I approached four minutes (4:12 best in October 1984).
39 posted on 10/05/2004 11:56:13 AM PDT by Chummy ("I Rather Know when I See BS." RepublicanAttackSquad.biz: "A vote 4 Kerry is a vote 4 Osama")
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To: Two Dawgs

The Boston Marathon...walk to his office... all interchangable back in those days.


40 posted on 10/05/2004 11:56:26 AM PDT by Bogey78O (John Kerry: Better than Ted Kennedy!)
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To: americaprd
The Boston Marathon is THE BIG DEAL for Marathoners. I qualified for it @ the Portland Marathon in September, 1990.

Although I did not run Boston in 1991, just qualifying for it was one of the milestone events of my life.

Kerry, once again, is a liar....

41 posted on 10/05/2004 11:56:37 AM PDT by freebilly (Vote John Kerry-- Global Testicle....)
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To: mountaineer

Good point. You did have to run qualifiers and you had to break 3 hrs in order to qualify to run the Boston in the 70's. This was at the time of Frank Shorter and 2:09 time to run the 26 mile, 385 yard event. You couldn't just stroll into the pack because you were a local.


42 posted on 10/05/2004 11:56:42 AM PDT by HawaiianGecko (Member of the PajamaNati for 1/6th of a year)
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To: mountaineer

That's what I was thinking. The marathon has qualifiers. Not just anyone can walk in. Not even Mr. "Do you know who I am?"


43 posted on 10/05/2004 11:57:17 AM PDT by Bogey78O (John Kerry: Better than Ted Kennedy!)
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To: americaprd

I suspect Kerry's full of crap. Nobody just runs a marathon. It takes dedication...running regularly, practicing a certain way. And nobody forgets. If you run a marathon ONCE it will be especially "seared" in your memory, it's that tough and therefore that much of an accomplishment. Typically, runners are very proud of it, never forget their time let alone the date...my impression is that runners who are advanced enough to tackle a marathon tend to get fixated on details: time, pace, training methods, shoes, etc.


44 posted on 10/05/2004 11:57:44 AM PDT by macamadamia
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To: ProudVet77

This reminds me of a Used Car Salesman. You mention one thing about your personal life and he is all over. Yea, you lived in "Podunk Missippi?" I had an aunt from Podunk. Great place, say you ran the Town 5K for cancer, well I ran the Boston Marathon. Great run.

Or a guy that applies for a job with a padded resume. When he gets caught, he gets fired.


45 posted on 10/05/2004 11:57:55 AM PDT by TurtleStink
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To: DallasMike
First, you need to either 1.) Qualify to run Boston. Not an easy task. OR win a lottery to get into the race (also very hard). Boston is very VERY HARD to getinto, and every long distance runners dream. For instance, I am 31 years old. i would have to run a 3:10 marathon to qualify. I just finished my second marathon this last weekend, and lets just say I would have to take about an hour off my time!

Secondly, Boston keeps a log of everyone that has run this marathon and their times. It is easily verifiable.

Anyone who is a marathon runner knows the prestige of saying you have run Boston. It is a total insult for someone to just say "Ya, I ran Boston". It's like saying I invented the internet, only more insulting.
46 posted on 10/05/2004 11:58:11 AM PDT by GeoPie
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47 posted on 10/05/2004 11:58:17 AM PDT by Gopher Broke (Put your BUSH 2004 sticker/static on your car NOW)
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To: americaprd
Interesting semantics here as usual...

Qualified for

Started

Participated in

Nowhere does it say FINISHED!!!! This guy is a piece of work.

48 posted on 10/05/2004 11:58:19 AM PDT by Wright Wing
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To: ProudVet77

Because Kerry has a history of lying about such things I believe it never happened.

But don't waste much time. The MSM has shut down any questioning of these blatant lies, like the Cambodia question.

For Bush, his National Guard records are gone over with a fine tooth comb. Kerry gets a pass.


49 posted on 10/05/2004 11:58:49 AM PDT by Shermy
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To: HawaiianGecko

True marathoners are obsessive about it. My husband has qualified for the 2005 Boston, but all he thinks about while training for November's Richmond Marathon is whether he will beat the Boston (2006) qualifying time for his age group. Believe me, Kerry is no marathoner!


50 posted on 10/05/2004 11:59:26 AM PDT by mountaineer
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