Outpouring of resilience fuels Boston Marathon

Thousands roared again Monday along the most famous 26.2 miles in sports, celebrating an unexpected American victory and the return of a joyful rite of spring.

Following a 2:49 p.m. moment of silence to mark the 2013 attacks, spectators erupted at the Boylston Street site of the first blast.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Following a 2:49 p.m. moment of silence to mark the 2013 attacks, spectators erupted at the Boylston Street site of the first blast.

On Road Running

Meb Keflezighi thankful to represent US

A day after his historic Boston win, Keflezighi reflected on how his life would have been different had he remained in his native Eritrea.

Marathon notebook

BAA officials hail ‘epic’ Marathon

Of the 32,408 runners who started, 99 percent finished, while 3,762 runners needed medical attention on the warm day.

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Rita Jeptoo won her third Boston race, while Meb Keflezighi became the first American male runner to win since 1983.

Christopher L. Gasper

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/04/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Chris_Gasper_150px-14458[1]-14745.jpg One step at a time, Boston reclaimed its Marathon

The events of 2013 will never be forgotten, but an important step on the road to recovery was taken.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/04/15/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/cullen.jpg Marathon’s ordinary beauty drowns out past horror

Everything that was so wrong about Patriots Day last year was swamped on Monday in a sea of normalcy.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/04/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/kreiter_marathonwWellesley4_met.jpg For 26 miles, cheers filled the air

Everywhere, of course, there were reminders of a year ago, but the prevailing mood was celebratory, not somber.

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“Boston strong, America strong,” declared the 38-year-old Keflezighi after he ran away from the field.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/04/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/jeptoo[1]--90x90.jpg Rita Jeptoo defends women’s title

Jeptoo won her second in a row and third overall Boston Marathon and set a course record of 2:18:57.

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McFadden, the wheelchair racer who won the 2013 race and the three other marathon majors, defended her title on her 25th birthday.

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Van Dyk is a champion in Boston again, claiming the title for a 10th time and first win on the course since 2010.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/04/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/485917227-14572--90x90.jpg Shalane Flanagan vows to do it again

“I’ll be back here until I win it,” the Marblehead native said after finishing seventh in a race she led for almost 20 miles.

The Podium

From the BAA: Thank you, Boston

On Marathon Monday, Boston showed the world that it is a shining example of compassion and caring.

Boston Marathon

Foursquare founder apologizes for fake Boston Marathon bib

Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley said he didn’t mean to cause any harm by duplicating a registered runner’s bib number.

Minute marking bombs honored at Marathon

Suddenly, the loudest sounds at the Boston Marathon finish line were the rhythmic padding of dozens of runners’ shoes and the gentle flutter of the flags of foreign nations lining Boylston Street.

Interactive graphic

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/04/22/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/canvas2--90x90.jpg A selfie at every Boston Marathon mile marker

Dr. Natalie Stavas agreed to document her 26.2-mile journey by taking a photograph next to each mile sign.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/04/21/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/Marathon07.jpg Generous spirit of Boston shines through

Of the 14 marathons she’s run, Shira Springer had never been part of a race with such a spirit of generosity, not even close.

the hoyts

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/04/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/suarez_Marathon(22)_MET_002-001--90x90.jpg Dick and Rick Hoyt run 32nd and last Marathon

The Hoyts had planned to make the 2013 Marathon their last but came back to finish and honor those killed and injured last year.

Heartbreak Hill

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/04/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/blanding042114marathon30spt.jpg At mile 20, the beating and the blessings

You have to put Heartbreak Hill behind you to run Boston. It’s one of the things that makes our marathon so special.

Send a message to your runners

Reach your favorite marathoner in our interactive sending good wishes to the starting line in Hopkinton.


One year later, survivors gather

First responders and other Boston stakeholders joined survivors at the finish line to honor the anniversary.


One year later

Profiles of a city healing and recovering a year after the attack.


Documentary: 5 runners

We profile five runners who were nearing the finish line in 2013 when the first bomb went off, and then come back to the city to complete the race.