Dierks Bentley Checks in From Mile 17

While the rest of the world was watching the Boston Marathon on Monday (April 21), I was watching Dierks Bentley watch the Boston Marathon.

I knew his wife Cassidy was running in it, so I knew he’d be sharing pictures and thoughts on Facebook. And he did so from mile 17.

“Found a spot. mile 17….,” Bentley posted with a video of runners whizzing by, well past the halfway mark on the 26-mile course.

And once it was over, Bentley shared his wife’s stats with all of his fans: “thanks y’all and everyone that cheered cass on #BostonMarathon. means a lot to us!! Time 3:33:38, Pace 8:08!!!” he wrote.

Earlier in the day, Bentley had posted a picture of Cassidy and himself — with Bentley in his #TeamCassidy shirt.

“Hillbillies in the hotel! ready to cheer on #TeamCassidy and all the #BostonMarathon runners! #BostonStrong,” he wrote.

And he shared this about the texts his wife was sending him right before the run started: “Her text to me: ‘Make sure to say I’m thinking of last year and everything people have endured. Running for love.’” Bentley also added, “And i just got this: ‘What does it say that I’m already thinking about post race margarita?!’ HA! me too and I’m not even running!”

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.