There were bystanders who tied tourniquets rather than fleeing, nurses with little experience treating trauma who tended to severed limbs, and police officers who led the search for the bombers. They and thousands of others, among them many who had never run long distances, clamored for a spot in next year’s Boston Marathon. Choosing among them was a delicate task. So officials at the Boston Athletic Association announced last month they would allow potential runners to seek one of the Marathon’s highly coveted bibs if they could demonstrate in a 250-word essay how they were personally and profoundly impacted by the attacks on April 15.
Two Massachusetts natives created a series of events, called “The Next 26,” to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.
Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy had a flatbed pick up his Duck Boat and tow it from the company’s headquarters. Reports indicate it’s headed to his ranch.
The Red Sox took out a full-page ad in the St. Louis Post, thanking the team for their hospitality over the course of the world series.
Sports Illustrated released the cover image for their Nov. 11 issue, and it features the same three Boston Police officers that were on the April 22 cover.
SThey are coming home to win the World Series at Fenway Park for the first time since young lefty Babe Ruth partied at the Hotel Buckminster after Carl Mays beat the Cubs on September Sept. 11, 1918.
ST. LOUIS — Midway through Game 4 of the World Series, the moment got to Jonny Gomes. But it wasn’t a baseball moment. It was during a mid-game Stand Up 2 Cancer tribute. Fans held up cards honoring people stricken with cancer, and Gomes held up two: One for a four-year-old boy in Massachusetts, and another for his high school coach.
A Boston Red Sox player rests the World Series trophy on the marathon finish line during victory parade.
Kenny Chesney has established the Spread the Love Fund to help pay for prosthetics and ongoing care and physical therapy required for Boston bombing victims.