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Foursquare's Dennis Crowley On Running The Boston Marathon

Foursquare's Dennis Crowley On Running The Boston Marathon

by Brad MerrillApril 30, 2013

Before Monday, April 15th, Foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley was looking forward to running the Boston Marathon with his girlfriend and family. They would take a quick trip from New York, have some fun, and get a bit of exercise. Being the busy man he is, Crowley was looking forward to just having fun.

As Foursquare’s co-founder, he wanted to take advantage of their technology during the race. “I set up Foursquare to automatically check me in as I passed each mile marker.”

But then April 15th took a turn for the worst. Crowley continued to update his social media followers, letting everyone know that he was okay. Although cell phone service was largely backed up, Crowley tells TechCrunch’s Colleen Taylor that he was able to get a few texts and tweets out.

Before Taylor and Crowley discussed Foursquare and rumors of buyouts and funding, they talked about the Boston Marathon. See the short clip below:

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Brad Merrill
Brad Merrill is the founder and former editor of VentureBreak.