Today marks the 3rd anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. Meanwhile, dozens of local runners head to Boston for this year’s race.
Across the nation, we remember April 15, 2013, along with the lives lost and the lives forever changed by that day. As ceremonies are held for the proclaimed ‘One Boston Day,’ runners say they aren’t afraid for this year’s race.
A brief, quiet ceremony was held at the Boston Marathon finish line Friday morning to remember the three killed and hundreds others hurt by the Boston bombing. It’s a day that runners say they’ll never forget.
Three years later dozens of Erie runners take to Boston for what some call a once in a lifetime experience. Past marathon runners say qualifying for this race is a prestigous honor. They say it’s the only race that they can run with the best in the world.
For some Erie runners this is will be their first Boston Marathon. Others have been doing it for years. Either way runners say even after the Boston bombing safety isn’t a concern for them.