By RantSports Staff on April 21, 2014
One year after the tragedy of the 2013 Boston Marathon, 36,000 runners showed they were Boston strong at the 2014 event. Eritrean-American Meb Keflizighi became the first American to win the BM since 1983, much to the delight of those in attendance.
Here's a look at 15 pictures from Getty that tell the story of this memorable event in typical Boston Strong fashion:
Aleksandra Duliba of Belarus receives medical attention after crossing the finish line of the 118th Boston Marathon.
Rita Jeptoo of Kenya crosses the finish line to win the 118th Boston Marathon.
Rita Jeptoo of Kenya celebrates after winning the 118th Boston Marathon.
Shalane Flanagan of the United States winded after crossing the finish line.
Meb Keflezighi of the United States crosses the finish line to win the 118th Boston Marathon.
Shalane Flanagan of the United States receives medical attention after crossing the finish line
Meb Keflezighi celebrates draped in old glory.
Marc Fucarile, injured in last years Boston Marathon bombings, meets with David Ortiz, after throwing out the first pitch prior to the Boston Red Sox/ Baltimore Orioles game at Fenway Park.
A father carrying his son on his shoulder watches the scene at the starting line.
People bow their heads during a moment of silence prior to the start of the Boston Marathon.
Marc Fucarile, injured in last years Boston Marathon bombings, prepares to throw out the first pitch prior to the Boston Red Sox/ Baltimore Orioles game at Fenway Park.
A soldier in the National Guard with a 'Boston Strong' flag cheers on runners as they finish.
Runners place their hands over their hearts during a singing of the National Anthem at the beginning of the marathon.
Survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing react during a ceremony at Fenway Park before a game between Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles.
Meb Keflezighi of the United States celebrates with the trophy after winning the 118th Boston Marathon.
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