Complimenting an artistic friend’s work
My cousin, Brendan Doyle, is a Rhode Island state trooper and an avid runner. He was in a coma a few years back after trying to stop a drunk driver while he was off duty. The man got out of the car and sucker punched my cousin, who hit the back of his head on the curb as he fell to the ground. When he finally came out of the coma after months, they told him it was unlikely that he would ever be able to find the coordination he once had and would never be able to run the way he used to. Today, my cousin finished the Boston Marathon in 2:41:12. #StayBostonStrong
(Photo: Wesley Lowery via Twitter)
Fellow runners stopped to pick up a man who collapsed near the finish line at the Boston Marathon, and physically carried him across the finish line.
American Meb Keflezighi won the men’s division of the Boston Marathon today. Rita Jeptoo of Kenya won the women’s.
Keflezighi is the first American man to win the race since 1983. Jeptoo captured back-to-back championships and became the seventh woman to win three marathon crowns.
As the winners crossed the finish, they were cheered on by spectators, many in yellow and blue “Boston Strong” T-shirts, who came to watch the race a year after a pair bombs exploded near the finish line.
Photos: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images, EPA/C.J. Gunther
Last year, Celeste Corcoran didn’t get to see her sister Carmen Acabbo cross the finish line at the Boston Marathon. Wounded by bomb blasts, Celeste, 47, lost both legs below the knee, and her daughter Sydney, now 18, also suffered severe injuries.