Just about a year ago I entitled my race report on the Rockies 10K “Running for Margo.” Margo was — that is the tense I must use — a French 14 year-old who suffered a brain tumor. My clubmate Pascal ran Paris 2009 thinking of her with each step. She and her folks came to New York last Fall and her dad ran the marathon, running a 3:29:59 for Warren Street, and I regretted not having the chance to meet them.

The Facebook “Running For Margo” group has nearly 2,000 members. Margo had ups and (too many) downs.

Yesterday came word that Margo died.