But Arredondo also made an impression at the 2012 Boston Marathon when he honored his son, Marine Lance Corporal Alexander Scott Arredondo, who was fatally shot by an enemy sniper while serving in Iraq in 2004.
Check out the 3:07 mark in the video above to see Arredondo cross the 2012 finish line carrying his son Alex's boots from Iraq. It does not appear that he ran the full race, as he is wearing a BAA guest credential in lieu of a bib, and street shorts.
- Matt Pepin, Boston.com sports editor
- Steve Silva, Boston.com senior producer, two-time Boston Marathon sub-four hour runner.
- Ty Velde is a 15-time Boston qualifier who's completed 11 consecutive Boston Marathons and 23 marathons overall. Ty is now training for his 12th Boston run and will provide training tips for those who train solo and outside, no matter what temperature it is.
- Rich 'Shifter' Horgan is a 19-time Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team member who runs in honor of his father, who died of colon cancer. He will provide updates on local running events with a focus on the charitable organizations that provide Boston Marathon entries for their organization's fund raising purposes