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After Attackes, Marathon Finding Sense of Normalcy

Four years after terrorists struck during the 2013 Boston Marathon, the race finally seems to have regained the spirit and the atmosphere that made it one of the city's premier sporting events long before it gained infamy on the worldwide stage due to the actions of cowards.
Make no mistake, the three people who died on Boylston Street that day in 2013 have not been forgotten. Martin Richard, 8, Krystle Marie Campbell, 29, and Lü Lingzi, 23, were referenced frequently as runners made their way to from Hopkinton to Boston for the fourth time since the bombings. 2014 champion Meb Keflezighi, who had those three names as well as the name of M.I.T. police officer Sean Collier written on his bib during his winning run, stopped to greet the Richard family after finishing 13th Monday.
Numerous survivors completed the race, and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh said a permanent memorial at the sites of the bomb blasts would be in place by next year, the five-year anniversary.
"There are plans for markings on Boylston Street," Walsh told the Boston Herald this week. "It's very sensitive — three lives were lost on Boylston Street that day. We are in the process now of beginning conversations and there will be markings on Boylston Street."
But even as we stopped to remember, the spirit of the marathon persisted more than ever. Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, a marathon veteran, made a surprise appearance and completed the race for the first time since 2013 when he finished just before the attack.
Turning the page does not mean forgetting what happened, but the focus on the charity runners, the cheering fans, and one of the best showings from American elite runners in a while, means the hallowed race has a focus squarely on the focus.
In trying to tear the city apart, the cowards responsible for the attacks only served to bring it closer together. Standing at the finish line, as I have been for each of the past four years, that sense is stronger than ever.
In many ways, what happened on Patriots' Day in 2013 changed the race forever. But the different participants and traditions that made the marathon great are still strong, and will become stronger with each passing year.




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