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1 year after bombs, Boston Marathon a celebration

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Apr 22 2014 10:14AM

BOSTON (AP) — Unfinished business. Defiance. Hope, strength and resilience.

They used different words but the meaning was the same for thousands of people who were stopped by twin bombings at last year's Boston Marathon and came back this year to finish what they started.

The 118th running of the storied race from Hopkinton to Boston on Monday was run under the long and still-sharp shadow of the 117th, which turned tragic when two bombs exploded near the finish line, killing three people and injuring more than 260 others. For this marathon, there was no choice but to remember, reflect and even confront the past, but the athletes found it easier — and more fun — to celebrate.

Said Vicki Schmidt of Nashville after finishing the race: "You can't hold us back."


 
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04/22/2014 10:08AM
1 year after bombs, Boston Marathon a celebration
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