Tifton runner reacts to Rolling Stones latest cover
TIFTON, GA (WALB) -
A south Georgia
man who has run three dozen Boston Marathons says a popular magazine is
glorifying the accused marathon bomber.
The latest issue of Rolling Stone features suspected terrorist
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover.
Tifton's Mike Beeman
was less than a half mile from the finish line when the bombs went off. He says he was
surprised to see Tsarnaev's picture plastered on the Rolling Stone cover.
"We used to put
pictures of people that were heroes and accomplished in their fields on the
cover of magazines and I find it hard at my old age to accept that if you do
something really rotten that you not glorify. His picture is out there and
people know it. And I hope there's no copy cats out there," said Mike Beeman.
Beeman was declared an official finisher of the marathon by race
officials. He received his medal a month after the bombing.