Not knowing Bill previous to July 30, 2006,
I am still reading and processing his beautiful
life story. We were together at the starting line in the
darkish and cool, wonderful San Francisco morning but strangers
and never met. The day had a great energy right from 4:45 am
even before the SF Marathon 2006 started.
IT WAS A GREAT DAY! IT WAS OUR FIRST MARATHON!
I prayed while warming up, while starting to run that it would not happen.
WO was a good person with great family and friends
and through your sweet memories now I know Bill Goggins, W.O.
and feel his spirit as my wise brother, and feel our great loss.
Sorry it's late in the first paragraph, Bill but just know this,
that you will be present in our hearts, Good Lord willing,
at the 111th Boston Marathon on April 16,2007.
I am the one praying again, starting to run again, with tears in my eyes,
and your memory, huge on my heart.
=== Todd Ryan Bib# 3242, 47 years old out of San Carlos
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