Boston Marathon 2014

2014 Marathon brings new joy to Boston community

2014 Marathon brings new joy to Boston community

One year after the bombings at the Boston Marathon finish line killed three and injured more than 260, marathon runners, spectators and other members of the community joined together to celebrate Marathon Monday, while keeping the deceased and injured in their hearts. The Boston community planned a slew of events the week prior to this year’s Marathon, affirming a dedication to […]

BU student Kellie Marshall goes from survivor to marathoner

It’s April 15, and Kellie Marshall is doing everything in her power to treat it as any other day. She goes to the Driscoll School in Brookline to student-teach, then hustles back to campus for class and eventually gets to eat dinner and relax. All the while, though, there are reminders. Everywhere. The news clips, the Facebook statuses, the “Boston […]

BU alumna uses photography to help heal after bombings

The 2013 Boston Marathon began as a day for celebration and accomplishment but is remembered in the eyes of many as a day of shock, grief and sadness. One year later, Ryan McMahon said the Boston Marathon bombings served as the catalyst that led her to rethink the course of her life. A Longmeadow native who graduated from the Arts […]

Keflezighi, Jeptoo finish victorious ahead of 36,000 runners

Keflezighi, Jeptoo finish victorious ahead of 36,000 runners

On Monday, with temperatures reaching nearly 70 degrees, thousands of people watched the 118th Boston Marathon, where several new records were set and an American runner won for the first time in 29 years. After two bombs went off at the 2013 Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, the Boston Athletic Association took measures to ensure this year’s marathon would […]

One Fund donations continue to pour in following anniversary

When two bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino founded the One Fund for people all over the country to donate money to victims and the families of those affected by the marathon. Within the first two months, the One Fund collected $61 […]

LATIMER: A marathon cycling victory

Three friends and I decided to bike the course of the Boston Marathon. We left early Sunday so that we could explore Massachusetts. For whatever reason, we all felt responsible to experience the course. We began by cycling over the finish line at Copley. As we passed by the rebuilt storefronts, I saw memories of pain I wish I could not resurrect. […]

HOFBERG: On rejoining the Boston community

When the bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, I watched in horror from two small televisions that were mounted in the bar of the restaurant I was working at in Santa Barbara, Calif. Even though I was 3,000 miles away, the bang of the bombs, that killed three and injured hundreds, left […]

PLANTZ: A year in reflection after reporting the bombings

A year ago I got a text from my editor from The Daily Free Press that read, “Two bombs went off at the Marathon finish line. Can you check it out?” I had no idea what he was talking about. I gathered my recorder, phone and wallet and raced to Copley Square. I got as close to the finish line […]

7 runners cross marathon finish line in memory of Lu Lingzi

7 runners cross marathon finish line in memory of Lu Lingzi

Although Boston University graduate student Lu Lingzi was not present for the 2014 Boston Marathon, runners commemorated her spirit by participating in her honor. Seven BU affiliates were selected to run in the name of Lu, who died in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The Lu family was awarded 15 spots in the 2014 Marathon by the Boston Athletic Association, […]

BU father, daughter duo return to Marathon to fundraise for cancer research

Boston University student Maria Stavros returned to racing with her father for the 2014 Boston Marathon to continue the race they were unable to finish after the bombs exploded at the marathon finish line on April 15, 2013. “I actually thought to run again before the bombing even happened,” Stavros, a Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences junior, said. […]