US People run course that spells out 'Boston' on 5th anniversary of bombings

09:55  16 april  2018
09:55  16 april  2018 Source:   CNN

No flyover during Boston Marathon start, but 3,000 police lining the route

  No flyover during Boston Marathon start, but 3,000 police lining the route Some 3,000 law enforcement officers fanned out along the Boston Marathon route on Monday morning to provide security for the race, authorities here said . During a morning briefing under a steady rain near the starting line, Hopkinton police Chief Ed Lee said about 1,000 officers from various agencies were positioned near the starting line in his town, with remainder keeping watch elsewhere along the route. The chief said there would be no ceremonial flyover due to inclement weather. One silver lining to the storm, he said, was that security would be more manageable in light of the thinner crowds.

Runners mark anniversary of marathon bombing by spelling ' Boston ' on route. Share this —. News. Charlie Baker, Zoom Multisport had nearly 100 runners covering the looping course starting at 5 a.m. The day saw an outpouring of generosity, from marathon bombing survivors throwing out

People photograph a banner reading " Boston Strong" hanging at Rowes Wharf on the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15. (Bill Sikes/Assocaited Press) #.

Runners came together Sunday, April 15, 2018, to run a course across the city that spelled © Michael Wardian/Instagram Runners came together Sunday, April 15, 2018, to run a course across the city that spelled "Boston."

People in Boston came together Sunday to run a course that spelled out the city's name, five years after deadly bomb blasts went off during the Boston Marathon.

The city's triathlon team, Zoom Multisport, began what they call the #BostonRun two weeks after the 2013 bombings, said Greg Soutiea, one of the organizers. Several members of the club were stopped short of finishing the race or, for the ones who did finish, they were still downtown when the bombs exploded.

"A lot of people on our team needed closure," Soutiea said. "It was a way for our team to come together ... and support each other."

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Boston Marks Anniversary of Marathon Bombings . Officials expect a crowd of roughly a million people to cheer on 36,000 runners in this year’s race on Monday, April 21, a 33 percent increase from the cap on entrants in previous years.

Dave Fortier and his daughter Elizabeth will run the 2018 Boston Marathon together, the fifth anniversary of the bombings . Boston Marathon security efforts include 8,000 safety personnel along course 1w.

Between 10 and 15 people ran that first year, he said; this year, about 150 people participated.

"We were all affected by the tragic events that occurred on a day that has always been so special to us," the club said on Instagram. "Today we ran our 6th Annual #BostonRun to remember those who we lost, those who are unable to run, those who fought to protect us, & for those who will toe the starting line tomorrow to fulfill their hopes & dreams."

On April 15, 2013, two bomb blasts went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three and wounding at least 260 others.

One of the bombers, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was killed in a shootout with police days after the bombing. His brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was arrested, and in 2015, he admitted to and was found guilty of carrying out the bombing and was sentenced to death.

The attacks created an outpouring of local support and resilience that coalesced around the hashtag #BostonStrong.

Two years after the attacks, the city of Boston officially named April 15 "One Boston Day," marking it as a day to encourage acts of kindness and goodwill.

This year, the city of Boston observed a moment of silence at 2:49 p.m. on Sunday as part of the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attack.

CNN's Eric Levenson and Amanda Jackson contributed to this report.

Returning to Boston Marathon five years after bombings, we never take it for granted .
The bombings in 2013 changed forever the way I feel about a race that I loved before the tragedies and love even more now as I get ready to run my 10th consecutive Boston Marathon.That’s usually the first question I get when someone learns that I run the Boston Marathon every year.

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