The strength of the American spirit was on display today during the Boston Marathon. The second-highest number of runners in Marathon history included some of those injured in last year’s bombing near the finish line and many who were unable to finish the race after the bombs exploded. City officials had vowed that incident would not stop the annual 26K race. Security was tight and no problems were reported.
For the first time in three decades, an American won the men’s race. On his race bib, Meb Keflezighi had written the names of the three people (Krystle Campbell, Lingzi Lu, Martin Richard) killed by the bombs and MIT security officer Sean Collier, who was shot by the suspects during the manhunt.