Reclaiming The Race: One Year After The Marathon

April 21, 2014

Tens of thousands of runners from all over the world competed in the race from Hopkinton to Copley Square, cheered all along the way by throngs of spectators. But in ways big and small, this year’s Marathon was different.

For the first time in 31 years, an American crossed the finish line first, and the symbolism of that win was not lost on 38-year-old Meb Keflezighi, who told reporters, “It was not about me; it was about Boston Strong.”

One year after the finish line turned into a massive crime scene, the world’s oldest annual marathon has taken on a new significance. Emily Rooney spent the day in Copley Square, and she was joined on set by WGBH News reporters Adam Reilly and Jared Bowen.

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