The Fear of the Long-distance Runner

Terrorists have rediscovered the potential of sports events. The horror in Boston might next hit Berlin, Amsterdam or even Tel Aviv.

The starting and finishing lines are no longer safe. The ultimate refuge for millions of runners throughout the world became the scene of horror in Boston. That horror might next hit Berlin, Amsterdam, Athens, Milan or even, God forbid, Tel Aviv. The days of grace are over. The terrorists, whomever they may be, targeted the athletes and their families.