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Apr 21, 2014

Nearly 36,000 runners ready for first Boston Marathon since bomb attack

BOSTON/HOPKINTON (Reuters) – Nearly 36,000 athletes will run in the 118th Boston Marathon on Monday in the first running of the race since last year’s bombing, with top-ranked Kenyan and Ethiopian runners among the second-largest field in the race’s history.

Racers faced new security restrictions at the event, a reaction to the attack that killed three people and injured 264 when, authorities say, two ethnic Chechen brothers dropped homemade explosives in backpacks at the finish line.

Apr 21, 2014
Apr 21, 2014
Apr 21, 2014

Boston Marathon to feature second-largest field in race history

BOSTON (Reuters) – Some 36,000 athletes will run in the 118th Boston Marathon on Monday in the first running of the race since last year’s bombing attack, with top ranked Kenyan and Ethiopian runners among the second-largest field in the race’s history.

Racers faced new security restrictions at the event, a reaction to the attack that killed three people and injured 264 when, authorities say, two ethnic Chechen brothers dropped homemade explosives in backpacks at the finish line.

Apr 21, 2014
Apr 21, 2014
Apr 20, 2014
Apr 20, 2014

Boston Marathon looks to emerge from shadow of 2013 bombing

BOSTON (Reuters) – Runners from the world’s elite racers to first-timers will step to the Boston Marathon starting line on Monday for the first time the race has been held since last year’s deadly bombing attack.

Some 36,000 people, the second-largest field in the race’s 118-year history, will set out from Hopkinton, a town west of Boston, for the 26.2-mile (42.2 km) race that finishes on Boston’s Boylston Street, where two homemade pressure-cooker bombs last year killed three people and injured 264.

Apr 20, 2014

Boston Marathon looks to shake shadow of deadly 2013 bombing

BOSTON (Reuters) – Runners, from the world’s elite racers to first-timers, will step to the Boston Marathon starting line on Monday for the first running of the world-renowned race since last year’s deadly bombing attack.

Some 36,000 people, the second-largest field in the race’s 118-year history, will set out from Hopkinton, a town west of Boston, for the 26.2-mile race that finishes on Boston’s Boylston Street, where two homemade pressure-cooker bombs last year killed three people and injured 264.

Apr 20, 2014

Boston Marathon looks to shake shadow of 2013 bombing

BOSTON (Reuters) – Runners, from the world’s elite racers to first-timers, will step to the Boston Marathon starting line on Monday for the first running of the world-renowned race since last year’s deadly bombing attack.

Some 36,000 people, the second-largest field in the race’s 118-year history, will set out from Hopkinton, a town west of Boston, for the 26.2-mile race that finishes on Boston’s Boylston Street, where two homemade pressure-cooker bombs last year killed three people and injured 264.

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