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Staying "boston strong"
Transcript of Staying "boston strong"
The 2014 marathon allows runners who were unable to to finish last year's race a chance to get to the finish line because of the bombing incident last year in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. Last year in April 15, 2013, a bombing happened during the marathon. Two pressure-cooker bombs went off near the end of the 26.2 mile course. It killed three and wounded more than 260 people. It turned a good event into a nightmare of bloodied victims, smoke, and broken glass.
In this year's marathon, high security was placed everywhere. Police were along the route, helicopters were above, and bomb-sniffing dogs checked trash cans. Spectators had to go through tight checkpoints before being allowed near the starting and finish lines. Police along the route examined bags and runners had to use clear plastic bags to carry their items. More than 100 cameras were installed along the course and race organizers said around 50 observation points would be set up around the finish line to watch the crowd.
Boston showed how they stayed together after the terrorist attack in 2013. I liked the article because I liked how they supported each other. Some runners ran for their friends who ran last year but not this year because of some injuries. This affected many families because some people are related to a person that was hurt in the attack. That person may have been killed or injured very badly. Some families may not even feel anything because probably they might have not gone through these things of when a family member gets hurt in a attack.
This affects me because even though I don't have a family member injured or killed in an event similar to this, I could think of sons, daughters, etc., worrying about a family member. This could cause them to be distracted. "Boston Strong" soon eventually became the rallying phrase after the terrorist attack.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev age 20, is awaiting trial and could get the death penalty. While escaping the police, Tamerlan Tsarnaev age 26, got ran over by his own brother so he wouldn't have to go to trial. Prosecutors said that he and his older brother- ethnic Chechens who came to the U.S. from Russia more than a decade ago-carried out the attack in retaliation for U.S. wars in Muslim lands.
Author: Associated Press
Source: War and peace
Date of article: April 22, 2014