[Updated with slideshow & video] In a gesture of compassion, support and good will, Governor George Fergusson today [June 3] hosted a medal presentation for six Bermuda runners who competed in the recent Boston Marathon but who were unable to complete the event due to the bombings.
Also on hand at this afternoon’s event were the Premier Craig Cannonier, Minister of Tourism Development and Transport Shawn Crockwell and Minister of Community and Cultural Development Wayne Scott.
Presenting the medals to the runners was Dr. John Coyle of the Boston Athletics Association. Dr. Coyle is a frequent visitor to Bermuda.
As part of the presentation, there was also a live link to the UK Consulate in Boston, where British Consul General Susie Kitchens offered some words of support to the Bermudian athletes.
Superintendent Billy Evans, the Head of Operations for the Boston Police, who is also a friend of Bermuda, and who assisted on the day of the bombing was also part of the live Boston/Government House feed.