Rob Williams reflects on Boston tragedy - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Rob Williams reflects on Boston tragedy

A year ago yesterday I was in Boston running 26.2 miles.  The Boston Marathon is special.  It is the gold standard.  It is the only one, for which you have to qualify. It is an honor to run.

Hearing about the bombings at the Boston finish lines makes me not only sad but angry. It makes me angry for the runners and people who were cheering them on. The focus is no longer the accomplishment of completing the world's premier marathon. A day of celebration turned into a day of fear, and that makes me sad. 

However, I don't think this should keep people from doing Boston next year or cheering on the runners. In fact I think more people should.  Show the person or people involved that we will not be shaken. Not as runners, not as a city and not as a country.

FOX19 News Anchor Rob Williams ran in the Boston Marathon in 2012.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Multi-agency drug bust leads to several arrests

    Multi-agency drug bust leads to several arrests

    Thursday, December 14 2017 2:58 PM EST2017-12-14 19:58:19 GMT
    Thursday, December 14 2017 3:59 PM EST2017-12-14 20:59:55 GMT
    (Source: Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington)(Source: Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington)

    Several law enforcement agencies took part in a multi-county drug bust.

    Several law enforcement agencies took part in a multi-county drug bust.

  • Arkansas woman to get second mental exam in murder case

    Arkansas woman to get second mental exam in murder case

    Thursday, December 14 2017 1:26 PM EST2017-12-14 18:26:06 GMT
    Jennifer Lea Collins (Source: Sharp Co. Jail via Vinelink)Jennifer Lea Collins (Source: Sharp Co. Jail via Vinelink)

    A northeastern Arkansas woman who faces a murder charge in the death of an elderly woman is getting a second mental evaluation.

    A northeastern Arkansas woman who faces a murder charge in the death of an elderly woman is getting a second mental evaluation.

  • GCSO: Man said he smoked meth before visiting jail

    GCSO: Man said he smoked meth before visiting jail

    Thursday, December 14 2017 10:00 AM EST2017-12-14 15:00:10 GMT
    Thursday, December 14 2017 12:49 PM EST2017-12-14 17:49:30 GMT
    Jacob Taber (Source: Greene Co. Sheriff's Office)Jacob Taber (Source: Greene Co. Sheriff's Office)

    A man who reportedly smoked meth before visiting his sister at the Greene County jail ended up staying the night.

    A man who reportedly smoked meth before visiting his sister at the Greene County jail ended up staying the night.

Powered by Frankly