To the running community,
I apologize for both the bib transfer and for using a time that wasn’t mine. Please understand that I respect the BAA and the Boston Marathon. I personally know how hard it is to qualify and how hard we runners work to have the privilege of running this marathon.
I made a mistake, I made a bad decision and I have been punished. I feel very sorry.
My hope is that with this apology the hatred out there can stop. Running is about camaraderie, I am so sorry for bringing negativity out of the community that I think is beautiful. We all make mistakes, we are human. I claim this mistake with no excuses and accept the punishment with as much dignity as possible.
I wish all of those runners running in the 2016 Boston Marathon a great race and many happy miles.