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Boston crew

You might be surprised by how many people it takes to get 2 severely lung challenged athletes and an 80 lb oxygen cart across the finish line of the world’s most prestigious foot race.

Introducing the crew !

Our spotters……………………………………Lizzy and Chuck

Not only I am privileged to participate again in this incredible race with my good friend Mike Mc Bride, but this year we have the pleasure of having Lizzy along for the ride. Liz will be Mikes official course guide and will also be helping me out by carrying some of my medications and other supplies. Also on the course with us again will be Chuck, our wonderful spotter from last year. Chuck will tail us on the course on his bicycle to make sure we don’t get trampled by the other runners or slowed down by over-zealous spectators as we pass by. We’re very lucky to get him again.

Our support team………………………..Tom………………………….Brett…………………………….Peter


Tom and Brett from Caire Medical along with Peter from Apria Health Care will be providing us with transportation to the starting line, and will also be providing logistical support for Mikes Oxygen equipment along course. Mike’s tanks have to be switched out about every 6 miles along the course. His crew stays in constant radio contact with our spotter Chuck, so that they know exactly when and where on the course to do the change outs. They can switch out all of his tanks in less than a minute. It’s pretty amazing to watch.

Without the help of these wonderful people , it would be really difficult to pull this thing off. Thanks Guys (and Gals)! We really appreciate it.

(PS…Sorry, got my Toms and Rons mixed up earlier.)

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2 thoughts on “Boston crew

  1. This is going to be fun … of course, you two have trained and I'll be the Sherpa Shepard in the middle!!! I'm good at carrying stuff, but I'm not going to carry you on my back!! 🙂

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