Ed was 0.4 miles from the finish line when the bombs exploded and, although unharmed, was not able to finish the race. The ABB business unit in Lake Mary – Medium Voltage Products – decided to sponsor Ed for next year’s race, donating $2,200 to help him finally cross the finish line next year.
Runners in the Boston Marathon must make a sizable donation to a charity of their choice to enter the race. The money raised in Lake Mary will be donated to the American Medical Athletic Association (AMAA), a cause that Ed is passionate about. The AMAA not only supports the race (it was AMAA members who voluntarily work the medical tents for the marathon, and it was AMAA members who courageously cared for the injured persons), but it also supports The Youth Fitness Campaign which works to fight and prevent youth obesity in the U.S. by encouraging children to choose a healthy lifestyle through fun and motivating programs.
|Ed Geary running past the 20-mile mark in the 2013 Boston Marathon.|
2013 was Ed’s first time competing in the Boston Marathon, and he is excited to return for the 2014 race. He will proudly wear his ABB racing shirt as he crosses the finish line next year.