When I heard about the bombing at the Boston Marathon the first thing I did was get on the phone to call a friend who runs in marathons all over the country. Thankfully she answered her phone and was at work.
That made me feel a bit better in that moment but seeing the news reports of the bombing really got to me. The senseless violence was disturbing and, just as disturbing was that this was done at a sporting event. As an avid track and running fan this really seemed doubly disturbing.
All of those people just there to cheer and see the runners compete, all of the athletes just there to compete and challenge themselves. No point of contention, no gripe, no resentment can justify this kind of violence.