The Kindness of Strangers Matters More Than We Realize

Especially after taking a fall at a marathon!

Merre Larkin
5 min readSep 3, 2023

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Words in chalk on pavement: “YOU GOT THIS”
Photo by sydney Rae on Unsplash

I was running the New York City Marathon for the second time. I’d performed well my first time, although not quite the sub-3:30 I’d hoped for. This second time, though, I was coming back from a series of injuries and hoping to qualify for my third Boston (a sub-4:00).

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Merre Larkin

Writer. Life coach. Educator. Marathoner. Survivor. Avid reader. Here to share, here to learn.