Desiree Linden, of Washington, Mich., wins the women's division of the 122nd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16, 2018, in Boston. She is the first American woman to win the race since 1985.

Credit: Charles Krupa/AP

BPR 04/16: Full Show

April 16, 2018
  • Volunteers, supporters and — most importantly — runners have braved the rain to participate in today's Boston Marathon. We ask you, would you forgive runners for pulling out of the race today because of the extreme weather?
  • After winning the Boston Marathon 50 years ago, Amby Burfoot, now 71, is running it again. We talked to him about his marathon experiences and running tips. 
  • The GroundTruth Project's Charlie Sennott discussed America's military strategy in Syria.
  • Former Governor Deval Patrick joined us to talk about the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings and the city's resilience. 
  • We talked to Dr. Eric Goralnick, Medical Director of Emergency Preparedness at Brigham and Women's Hospital, about the medical lessons that doctors  learned from the marathon bombings, and how they're teaching civilians how to save lives when disasters strike. 
  • Marathon bombing survivors Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes talk about their new children's book, "Rescue and Jessica, A Life-Changing Friendship." 
  • Sports reporter Trenni Kusnierek updated us on the marathon winners. 

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