Earlier today, we recognized Ryan Little & Laine Langenbrunner, two Boston College students who provided conspicuous service to the greater Boston community during the 122nd Running of the Boston Marathon, on Monday, April 16th.
On Monday, April 16th runners of the Boston Marathon ran along the same winding course the Marathon has followed for many decades —26 miles of roads and city streets, starting in Hopkinton and passing through 6 Massachusetts cities and towns, to finish on Boylston Street in Boston. This year however, runners were faced with inclement weather where it rained throughout the day, heavy at times, with temperatures in the 40's and gusty winds. This type of weather certainly presented its challenges to runners.
During the passing of the elite runners, several began experiencing signs and symptoms of hypothermia. Students Little, Langenbrunner along with Kaitlin Burt and James Carelli (not pictured) immediately recognized that runners being brought into the lobby were in need of assistance and jumped right in to assist with first responders caring for the patients.
Students grabbed as many towels, jackets, blankets and other articles of clothing to help wrap runners up in and keep them warm, while keeping them in high spirits.
The students were presented with certificates of appreciation, official BCPD shoulder patch, #WEAREBC lapel pin and $5.00 gift certificate to White Mountain Creamery.
We are proud of these young women and man who demonstrated being "Men and Women for others".