Former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi, a longtime New Englander, was watching the Boston Marathon on Monday when the afternoon’s events changed the race, and the area, forever.
Bruschi was at the Lenox Hotel near Boylston Street as runners from his charity, Tedy’s Team, ran in the race.
“That time, the four-hour mark, that’s when in my opinion the true spirit of the Boston Marathon comes into effect,” he said on ESPN’s SportsCenter on Monday night. “All of the runners are running for something, something that’s inspired them. Everyone has been touched by stroke on my running team. … All of these runners, this is when they finish. This is when all of their family members are there. It’s probably one of the most joyous times of the marathon because there are runners that have put their lives aside to raise funds and train. So many families are going through sacrifices. It takes a lot to run a marathon.”
Bruschi said he had poked his head out a window after one of his charity’s runners