Buti strong in Boston

Buti strong in Boston

It has been a long-held dream of Dr Buti’s to compete in the famous marathon and to finish the race in a time of 3 hours 19 minutes and 51 seconds, was an exciting moment for the running enthusiast.

‘I was overjoyed with being in Boston and being involved in one of the most significant Boston Marathons of all time,’ he said.

‘Most people do not do a personal best at Boston as the course is demanding on the legs with many downhill and uphill segments,’ he said.

‘I probably ran my best tactical marathon, not out too fast to save some juice for the hills in the second half.’

Dr Buti qualified for last year’s marathon ” where two deadly cooker-pressure bombs exploded on the finishing line ” but cancelled his entry when parliament was recalled unexpectedly.

Tight security measures were in place at this year’s event and it was reported that 35,755 athletes registered for the 2014 run.

It was the second largest field in history ” with many people coming out to show their support.

‘The atmosphere was brilliant and of course this year the marathon had extra significance and emotion ” Boston Strong is ever implanted in my marathon mind,’ Dr Buti said.

‘I would like to thank the many people of Armadale for the great support.

‘I drew on that support at different stages of the run.’