Running Strong: Steve Silva expects wave of emotion

Running Strong: Steve Silva expects wave of emotion
April 19, 2014, 9:00 pm
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As the Boston Globe's Senior Sports Producer, Steve Silva has been around his share of Boston Marathons. 

Last year, it was Silva's finish-line footage that captured the marathon bombings and aired across the country. 

This year, Silva will trade in his camera for a pair of running sneakers as he prepares to run in the 118th Boston Marathon. 

"It’s very personal for me in a number of ways," says Silva. "I’ve run two marathons before and I always thought about maybe running one more marathon. I said this is going to be a once in a lifetime opportunity to get this done so I submitted my essay and I was selected."

Silva recalls the conflict of emotions he felt as his camera rolled amidst the chaos. He's expecting a different set of feelings this year. 

"The emotions I think are going to be there right from the gathering point in Hopkinton," says Silva. "I just think it’s going to be a wave of emotions for the entire 26.2 miles."