Running into danger: GP’s Boston ordeal

Melbourne-based Dr Howard Goldenberg was competing in the prestigious event for the fourth time, as a fundraiser for a respite centre based near the starting line, when he was told of the attack by a spectator.

“I’ve since received literally 100 emails and phone calls… and the Boston community was also so helpful to me,” Dr Goldenberg told MO from Los Angeles while on his way home last week.

“That sort of thing undoes me, I’m quite tearful, I’m a sentimental old bloke and sometimes do cry.”