The three people in the photo are members of the running club The Stride (Jean Audet, Jean-Claude Bouchard etAlain Chantal). They trained all winter together with the club to prepare for Boston. They were all 42 years old. For two of them, it was their fourth marathon and tried both their first under three hour race. The third had already ran Boston few times and finished under three hours. Although he was classified in a coral forward, he decided to go down a coral to join his two friends.