Rob's story is a remarkable one: from tipping the scales at over 200-pounds, to a time of 2:49 at the 1987 Boston Marathon, Rob remains an icon of local running lore.
If you check out my book, 'Running Shorts: A Collection of Stories and Advice for Anyone Who Has Ever Laced Up a Pair of Running Shoes,' on sale now at: www.runningshortsbook.com, as well as on Amazon and Barnes and Noble, you can read Rob's entire story in the chapter entitled, 'Cast of Characters.'
Last week, Crosswell's 1987 Boston Marathon story was featured on: www.Bostonlog.com. This is one terrific site, where folks may share their Boston Marathon stories and experiences. The stories cover a range of 40 years of Boston memories.
I have featured Rob Crosswell's Boston Marathon story below, taken from Bostonlog.com, but I urge you to check out the site to read the great stories featured on it.