I met the massage therapist in charge of Beach to Beacon at the Athens 2004 Olympics. She had been wanting me to come since then and was relentless in her invitations. I finally arranged to fly up and work with the other volunteer massage therapists. Joan Benoit-Samuelson also invited me when I worked on her at the annual Cherry Blossom 19 miler. The race is the absolutely best organized race I have either run or worked at.