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Boston Marathon Explosions: Terror at the Finish Line
Boston Marathon Explosions: Terror at the Finish Line
Published: 2013/04/16
Channel: ABC News
Boston Bombing Day 1 | The Stunning Stop the Killers Made After the Attack
Boston Bombing Day 1 | The Stunning Stop the Killers Made After the Attack
Published: 2016/04/19
Channel: ABC News
Patriots Day: the Story of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing
Patriots Day: the Story of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing
Published: 2016/12/17
Channel: ABC News
Boston Marathon 2013 Explosion
Boston Marathon 2013 Explosion
Published: 2013/04/16
Channel: Nicholas Salem
Boston Marathon Explosions Video: Two Bombs Near Finish Line
Boston Marathon Explosions Video: Two Bombs Near Finish Line
Published: 2013/04/16
Channel: ABC News
Footage of the Bombs Exploding at the Boston Marathon 2013
Footage of the Bombs Exploding at the Boston Marathon 2013
Published: 2013/04/15
Channel: Skip
Boston Marathon Bombers | Why They Did It
Boston Marathon Bombers | Why They Did It
Published: 2015/05/19
Channel: The National
Chilling photos of Boston bombing suspect when captured
Chilling photos of Boston bombing suspect when captured
Published: 2013/07/19
Channel: CNN
CNN Special Report: Murder at the Marathon (2015)
CNN Special Report: Murder at the Marathon (2015)
Published: 2015/05/06
Channel: DelicatelyDurable
A Marathon Comeback - Boston Bombings 2013 | The New York Times
A Marathon Comeback - Boston Bombings 2013 | The New York Times
Published: 2013/07/08
Channel: The New York Times
Marathon Day: Boston 15.4.13, There are two sides to every story
Marathon Day: Boston 15.4.13, There are two sides to every story
Published: 2013/05/01
Channel: Brave Archer Films
Boston Marathon Explosion 4/15/13 (UNSENSORED)
Boston Marathon Explosion 4/15/13 (UNSENSORED)
Published: 2013/04/17
Channel: Eric L
BREAKING NEWS: Two Bombs explode at Boston Marathon 2013
BREAKING NEWS: Two Bombs explode at Boston Marathon 2013
Published: 2013/04/15
Channel: Skip
Graphic video: First moments after Boston Marathon blasts
Graphic video: First moments after Boston Marathon blasts
Published: 2013/04/16
Channel: RT
Boston Bruins post-Marathon Anthem and video 4/17/13
Boston Bruins post-Marathon Anthem and video 4/17/13
Published: 2013/04/18
Channel: dafoomie
Boston Marathon Bombing Unncut
Boston Marathon Bombing Unncut
Published: 2013/04/19
Channel: mattmcintyre
Explosions at the 2013 Boston Marathon
Explosions at the 2013 Boston Marathon
Published: 2013/04/15
Channel: MassageNerd
Red Sox - April 20, 2013, first game after Boston Marathon bombings
Red Sox - April 20, 2013, first game after Boston Marathon bombings
Published: 2013/10/06
Channel: John Ambrose
Lelisa Desisa wins men
Lelisa Desisa wins men's race at 2013 Boston Marathon - Universal Sports
Published: 2013/04/15
Channel: Universal Sports Network
PATRIOTS DAY Trailer (2017) Mark Wahlberg Boston Marathon Bombing Movie
PATRIOTS DAY Trailer (2017) Mark Wahlberg Boston Marathon Bombing Movie
Published: 2016/11/14
Channel: New Trailer Buzz
Boston Bomber Tsarnaev
Boston Bomber Tsarnaev's Obscene Gesture Shocks Court | NBC Nightly News
Published: 2015/04/23
Channel: NBC News
Philadelphia Flyers Honor Boston Marathon Bombing Victims 4-23-2013
Philadelphia Flyers Honor Boston Marathon Bombing Victims 4-23-2013
Published: 2013/04/24
Channel: Fenway9418276452634
RAW: Watch Boston Marathon explosions
RAW: Watch Boston Marathon explosions
Published: 2013/04/15
Channel: CNN
2013 Boston Marathon: Marathon Strong
2013 Boston Marathon: Marathon Strong
Published: 2013/04/29
Channel: John Hancock
Boston Marathon Bombings First Moments
Boston Marathon Bombings First Moments
Published: 2013/04/16
Channel: Brian Morrison
Video Of Tsarnaev Brothers Around Boylston Street On Day Of Boston Marathon Bombing
Video Of Tsarnaev Brothers Around Boylston Street On Day Of Boston Marathon Bombing
Published: 2015/03/09
Channel: WBUR
Boston Strong - ESPN
Boston Strong - ESPN
Published: 2014/04/14
Channel: Dan Arruda
Marathon Bomber Suspects Shootout Watertown, MA, 2013April19
Marathon Bomber Suspects Shootout Watertown, MA, 2013April19
Published: 2014/04/09
Channel: Sean T. Forde
Boston Marathon 2013 explosion marathoner
Boston Marathon 2013 explosion marathoner's point of view
Published: 2013/04/16
Channel: NekoAngel3Wolf
2013 Boston Marathon Highlight Video
2013 Boston Marathon Highlight Video
Published: 2013/10/21
Channel: TheBostonMarathon
Boston Marathon 2013 Run Form - Pro Women Super Slo-mo
Boston Marathon 2013 Run Form - Pro Women Super Slo-mo
Published: 2014/04/13
Channel: ttbikefitdotcom
Boston Marathon Bombing (Complete Story on What Happened)
Boston Marathon Bombing (Complete Story on What Happened)
Published: 2013/04/20
Channel: Matt Boney
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▶L'attentat du marathon de Boston. DOCUMENTAIRE CHOC
Published: 2017/05/04
Channel: Le Phoenix
Raw video: Obama
Raw video: Obama's speech for victims of Boston bombing
Published: 2013/04/18
Channel: CNN
2013 Boston Marathon Tribute
2013 Boston Marathon Tribute
Published: 2013/04/19
Channel: thatkidwalker
Boston Marathon 2013   First of Those Stopped at Mile 25 9   Seconds After the Explosions
Boston Marathon 2013 First of Those Stopped at Mile 25 9 Seconds After the Explosions
Published: 2014/01/23
Channel: arthur meier
Boston Marathon 2013: Explaining the Explosions
Boston Marathon 2013: Explaining the Explosions
Published: 2013/04/16
Channel: ABC News
Bill Maher on the Boston Marathon Bombing and Crazy Religion - April 19, 2013
Bill Maher on the Boston Marathon Bombing and Crazy Religion - April 19, 2013
Published: 2013/04/20
Channel: BrandonG135
Chicagoans remember 2013 Boston Marathon
Chicagoans remember 2013 Boston Marathon
Published: 2014/04/15
Channel: Chicago Tribune
VIDEO: Bombing survivor Rebekah Gregory crosses marathon finish line
VIDEO: Bombing survivor Rebekah Gregory crosses marathon finish line
Published: 2015/04/21
Channel: Justin Jensen in Current Events
Forensic Recreation Boston Marathon Bombing 2013
Forensic Recreation Boston Marathon Bombing 2013
Published: 2015/06/09
Channel: VIPPrimo
Boston Marathon Explosions: Several Injuries Reported After Bombings Near Race
Boston Marathon Explosions: Several Injuries Reported After Bombings Near Race's Finish Line
Published: 2013/04/15
Channel: ABC News
ATTENTATS BOSTON  :  MARATHON + BIBLIOTHEQUE JFK
ATTENTATS BOSTON : MARATHON + BIBLIOTHEQUE JFK
Published: 2013/04/15
Channel: NewsTube Live
Boston Marathon Bombing Aftermath April 15th 2013 Exeter Boylston
Boston Marathon Bombing Aftermath April 15th 2013 Exeter Boylston
Published: 2015/04/01
Channel: Saiyve Yhursilves
Shalane Flanagan and Kara Goucher after Finishing the 2013 Boston Marathon
Shalane Flanagan and Kara Goucher after Finishing the 2013 Boston Marathon
Published: 2013/04/16
Channel: AdamoColorado
Boston Marathon 2013 explosion! runner
Boston Marathon 2013 explosion! runner's footage!
Published: 2013/04/20
Channel: deevhad
Boston Marathon Bombings Press Conference (April 19, 2013, 6:03 PM) [1/2]
Boston Marathon Bombings Press Conference (April 19, 2013, 6:03 PM) [1/2]
Published: 2013/04/20
Channel: Absolutely
Boston Marathon Explosion Video, Pictures: Patriot Day, April 15
Boston Marathon Explosion Video, Pictures: Patriot Day, April 15's Dark History
Published: 2013/04/16
Channel: ABC News
2013 Boston Marathon - The Finish Line
2013 Boston Marathon - The Finish Line
Published: 2013/04/18
Channel: Riya Suising
4/15/2013 - Boston Marathon Bombing Police Response Audio
4/15/2013 - Boston Marathon Bombing Police Response Audio
Published: 2014/01/22
Channel: bcfylb
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2013 Boston Marathon
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Lelisa Desisa Benti, male winner and Rita Jeptoo, female winner of the 2013 Boston Marathon, near the race's half-way point at the Wellesley College "Scream Tunnel".
Venue Boston, Massachusetts
Dates April 15
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The 2013 Boston Marathon took place in Boston, Massachusetts on Monday April 15, 2013. It was the 117th edition of the mass-participation Boston Marathon. Organized by the Boston Athletic Association, it was the second of the World Marathon Majors series to be held in 2013. Over 23,000 runners participated. Lelisa Desisa won the men's division with a time of 2:10:22. Rita Jeptoo won the women's division with a time of 2:26:25. More than $800,000 of prize money was awarded.[1]

The event was disrupted by a terrorist attack in which two consecutive explosions on the sidewalk near the finish line killed three spectators and injured 264 other people.[2] The race was halted, preventing many participants from finishing. The attack received widespread international media attention.

Race description[edit]

Course map

After 26 seconds of silence to honor the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the marathon got underway with 52 wheelchair competitors leaving Hopkinton at 9:17 am EDT. At 9:30 am, 51 elite women left the starting line, followed by the elite men at 10 am. The remaining competitors were released in three waves over the next 40 minutes.[3] In total, 23,336 competitors, from all 50 states plus Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, and from 92 countries, started the marathon.[4] The temperature at start time was in the upper 40s °F (8–10 °C) range and climbed to 54 °F (12 °C) at the finish.[3]

Twenty-three-year-old Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia beat out two other runners in a three-way sprint to finish first in the men's division.[3] It was his first win at Boston and just his second ever marathon.[1][3] Desisa took home $150,000 and an olive wreath crown. His time of 2 hours, 10 minutes and 22 seconds was five seconds ahead of second-place finisher, Kenya's Micah Kogo.[3] Gebre Gebremariam of Ethiopia was six seconds back in third place. American Jason Hartmann finished fourth for the second straight year.[3]

Halfway through the race, nine men, all from Kenya or Ethiopia, broke away from the main pack. With one mile to go, the lead group was down to three. At that point, Desisa made his move and pulled away from the other two. His lead widened as he sprinted to the finish line for the win.[3] He became the fourth Ethiopian man to win the race, and the 24th East African to win in the past 26 years.[3]

Rita Jeptoo of Kenya won the women's division with a time of 2 hours, 26 minutes and 25 seconds. It was her second win at Boston, the other coming in 2006, and her first major win since taking two years off to have a baby.[1][3] She finished 33 seconds ahead of Ethiopia's Meseret Hailu, who took second place.[3] Defending champion Sharon Cherop of Kenya took third, 36 seconds off the lead.[3] American Shalane Flanagan finished fourth.[1]

Jeptoo is the third consecutive Kenyan winner. East Africans have won 17 of the past 19 races of the women's side.[3]

Hiroyuki Yamamoto of Japan won the men's wheelchair race, beating out nine-time champion Ernst Van Dyk of South Africa by 39 seconds.[1] American Tatyana McFadden won the women's wheelchair race.[1]

Results[edit]

Elite Men
Place Athlete Nationality Time
1 Lelisa Desisa  Ethiopia 2:10:22
2 Micah Kogo  Kenya 2:10:27
3 Gebregziabher Gebremariam  Ethiopia 2:10:28
4 Jason Hartmann  United States 2:12:12
5 Wesley Korir  Kenya 2:12:30
6 Markos Geneti  Ethiopia 2:12:44
7 Dickson Chumba  Kenya 2:14:08
8 Jeffrey Hunt  Australia 2:14:28
9 Daniel Tapia  United States 2:14:30
10 Craig Leon  United States 2:14:38
Elite Women
Place Athlete Nationality Time
1 Rita Jeptoo  Kenya 2:26:25
2 Meseret Hailu  Ethiopia 2:26:58
3 Sharon Cherop  Kenya 2:27:01
4 Shalane Flanagan  United States 2:27:08
5 Tirfi Tsegaye  Ethiopia 2:28:09
6 Kara Goucher  United States 2:28:11
7 Madai Perez  Mexico 2:28:59
8 Diane Nukuri-Johnson  Burundi 2:29:54
9 Ana Dulce Felix  Portugal 2:30:05
10 Sabrina Mockenhaupt  Germany 2:30:09

Wheelchair[edit]

Men
Place Athlete Nationality Time
1 Hiroyuki Yamamoto  Japan 1:25:33
2 Ernst F. Van Dyk  South Africa 1:27:12
3 Kota Hokinoue  Japan 1:27:13
Women
Place Athlete Nationality Time
1 Tatyana McFadden  United States 1:45:25
2 Sandra Graf   Switzerland 1:46:54
3 Amanda M. McGrory  United States 1:49:19

Bombing[edit]

Aftermath of the first blast

At 2:50 pm EDT, race clock time 4:09.43, almost two hours after the winners had completed the race, two explosions occurred near the finish line.[5][6] Three spectators were killed and 264 others were injured.[2] Among the injured, 17 were reported in critical condition.[7] At least 14 people required amputations.[5] The race was halted 8 minutes after the explosions; runners east of Massachusetts Avenue were diverted into Boston Common, while those west of it were diverted to Kenmore Square.[5] Over 5,000 participants who were unable to finish due to the race being halted were given medals.[8][9]

On May 16, the Boston Athletic Association gave participants who ran at least half the distance but were not able to complete the 2013 Marathon early entry into the 2014 Marathon, which was held on April 21, 2014. The BAA agreed to allow these 5,633 runners entry in August, compared to September for regular entrants. Qualifying standards were also waived for them.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Mark Memmott (April 15, 2013). "Africans Win At Boston Marathon". NPR. Retrieved April 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Kotz, Deborah (April 24, 2013). "Injury toll from Marathon bombs reduced to 264". Retrieved April 29, 2013. Boston public health officials said Tuesday that they have revised downward their estimate of the number of people injured in the Marathon attacks, to 264. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Lelisa Desisa, Rita Jeptoo win Boston Marathon". USA Today. Associated Press. April 15, 2013. Retrieved April 15, 2013. 
  4. ^ "2013 Boston Marathon Statistics". Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c "Explosions rock Boston Marathon, several injured". CNN. April 15, 2013. Retrieved April 15, 2013. 
  6. ^ Golen, Jimmy (April 15, 2013). "Two explosions at Boston marathon finish line". AP Newswire. Archived from the original on April 15, 2013. Retrieved April 15, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Deaths, injuries reported after Boston Marathon blasts". USA Today. April 15, 2013. Retrieved April 15, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Boston Marathon runners receive medals after bombings stop them from finishing". Retrieved April 17, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Boston Marathon Runners Sidelined by Bombings Feel 'Angry,' 'Disappointed'". Retrieved April 21, 2013. 
  10. ^ Boston Marathon invites stopped runners back

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