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It's been two weeks since Boston. What's next? Amby Burfoot's predictions:

It seems impossible, but today is two weeks since the Boston bombs heard round the world. A friend emailed to ask: What next? “Everyone’s in shock,” he wrote. “Runners, the B.A.A., the press. Everything’s moving in slow motion. It’s painful and lonely. The running community is numb, rudderless. What next?” I agree, there’s a queasy feeling among us. I only wish I were an oracle; I would then be happy to dispense the truth. Unfortunately, I’m not. I don’t have answers. But I believe the following. Frank Shorter was mostly right, and maybe a little wrong. Shorter’s graceful, effortless win in the 1972 Olympic Marathon is often credited with launching the first running boom. That victory came just five days after radical Palestinians murdered 11 members of the Israeli Olympic team. Shorter has often said that he believed the Games should continue not so he could run his race,...

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