By Mamoon Yunus | Date posted: April 17, 2014
Boston Marathon 2014 is special. For many years, this event has been the grand slam of marathons, an elite race for many around the world. This year, it has changed from a symbol of an individual’s physical strength and endurance to an icon of a community’s emotional connection and camaraderie. Reflecting this spirit, Forum Systems’ Director of Marketing, Chris Pisarkiewicz, is running the Boston Marathon as a tribute to Boston’s first responders.
Sarah Castanellos, Technology Reported, Boston Business Journal published a piece: Why these tech execs and employees are running the Boston Marathon, in their own words
Chris Pisarkiewicz, director of marketing at Newton-based API and cloud gateway technology firm Forum Systems is running his first-ever marathon on Monday along with his fiance.
“This year is special to me because the events that took place last year hit close to home,” he wrote in an email. “Every year my future father-in-law, a Boston fireman, runs the marathon with the Boston Fire Department. Last year, my fiancé and I were two blocks from the finish waiting for him to run by when the bombs went off. It was an experience I’ll never forget and it’s particularly important to me to be running with the BFD as a tribute to first responders.”