Boston Marathon runner who kissed stranger got a letter from his wife

Monday May 4th, 2015

A Boston Marathon runner who took a dare from her daughter to kiss a stranger while running the race, later launched a quest to find the man on social media.

The good news is the woman's search was successful, that bad news is the runner heard back from the man's wife.

Barbara Tatage found the man in Wellesley during her first Boston Marathon last month, and he obliged and gave her a kiss during a photo to fulfill the challenge issued by her daughter.

Her daughter then contacted some local papers with the story as her mom tried to find the mystery man, which is how his wife learned of the story.

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In her response to The Wellesley Townsman, the wife said she found the whole incident to be funny but that she and her spouse wished to remain anonymous.

“For me, I’m not mad. Believe me, our friends have gotten a lot of mileage out of this story and I have thoroughly enjoyed watching them give my husband grief!"

Tatage told The Townsmenthat she hopes to run the race again in 2017, but does not plan on making any more pit stops to kiss married bystanders.


Brendan Maloy
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