Yesterday, Patriots Day, marked the 127th running of the Boston Marathon, a decade after the deadly bombing that will forever be mentioned in the same breath as the race itself. That infamous event resulted in the coining of the term, "Boston Strong," an apt turn of phrase to describe the city that our Founding Fathers once described as the "Athens of America."
Kenya’s Evans Chebet won the men's elite race, finishing the 26.2 mile course in 2 hours, 5 minutes and 54 seconds and successfully defending his 2022 crown.
Kenya's Hellen Obiri won the women's elite race, finishing in 2:21:38.
There were more than 30,000 participants in this year's Boston Marathon, for which David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox served as grand marshal.