JSU's Tom Schuberth Ready for Return Run in Boston Marathon 

Friday, April 18, 2014

n just four days, the eyes of the nation will return to Massachusetts as the city of Boston gets ready for its famous Marathon. For JSU men’s assistant basketball coach Tom Schuberth, it’s a return trip to the city one year after tragedy. Schuberth ran in last year’s Marathon and is preparing to go back with a renewed sense of pride. On April 15th last year, a pair of bombs exploded at the finish line of the Marathon killing three people and injuring more than 250 others. Schuberth was close to an hour away from the finish line when tragedy struck. More than 5,600 people (including Schuberth) did not have the opportunity to cross the finish line and so Boston Marathon officials are letting them return this year without having to re-qualify. Schuberth has been an avid runner for many years and has competed in about two dozen marathons around the country. Last year was his first Boston Marathon- which is the most celebrated in the world. Life as a Division I college basketball coach is very busy. Schuberth has scouting and game preparations during the season and recruiting trips and players to keep up with out of season, so long distance running has become a great outlet. But he won’t be completely out of commission this weekend. The event is expected to be the largest gathering for the famous 26-mile run…

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