The Boston Marathon spectator whose get-a-room smooch along the course in Wellesley with a female runner from Memphis sparked a viral hunt for his identity, has sort of been revealed. And as many suspected, he’s married.
The wife of that mystery kisser wrote a letter to the runner, whose daughter has wildly been reaching out to the media for help on this manhunt, via the Wellesley Townsman. In the letter, the wife — who also ran the marathon — says that her man is indeed taken and wishes to remain anonymous. From the Townsman, whose original story triggered a flood of other pieces, from AP to Runner’s World to the Huffington Post to various local news stations:
We all thought this story was hilarious because it is just like my husband to do that,” the man’s wife said in her letter. “It was one of many memorable stories from a great weekend in Boston.”
“When this story aired on the news we were pretty surprised,” the mystery man’s wife wrote. “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!”
Barbara Tatge, the runner who kissed the man, says she’d love to run the Boston Marathon again, but will avoid kissing strangers if she does. Meanwhile, daughter Paige appears to have shut down the Twitter account from which she was chasing media coverage.