WATCH: Boston Marathon bombing victim Jeff Bauman threw the first pitch at the Red Sox game on Tuesday night. He was being honoured at Fenway Park along with his rescuer, Carlos Arredondo on Tuesday night.
Bauman, who lost both legs in the blast, threw out a ceremonial first pitch to catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia before the Red Sox game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Arredondo pushed him out to the mound in a wheelchair and threw out a first pitch to Red Sox slugger David Ortiz. (Photos: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
The race was in London, but the thoughts of many were with another city.
Thousands of runners who took part in the London Marathon on Sunday paid tribute to those killed and injured in the Boston Marathon six days earlier. Participants paused for a moment of silence in the beginning, many wore black ribbons on their chests as a sign of solidarity, and two runners finished carrying a banner that read “For Boston.”
The mood was festive, defiant — and the surging crowds who turned out on the glorious spring day to line the route roared enthusiastically.
“It means that runners are stronger than bombers,” said Valerie Bloomfield, a 40-year-old participant from France. (Photos: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images, Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images, Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
In the first sporting event since the Boston Marathon bombings, Bruins fans showed their support for the victims with an emotional rendition of the national anthem.
“It was extremely emotional. I was definitely fighting back tears,” Bruins forward Brad Marchand said. “It’s something that we’ll never forget. For everyone to show their respect and obviously give their thoughts and prayers for everyone, it’s great that everyone is kind of coming together at this time and helping each other out.” (Photos: Jim Rogash/Getty Images; Jimmy Golen/The Associated Press)
MLB came together for Boston on Tuesday night — this little boy made a sign for the Red Sox when they played in Cleveland. The team loved it so much, they put it up in their dugout.
In New York, fans pushed the rivalry aside and paid tribute with a rendition of “Sweet Caroline” in the third inning. The popular sing-along song has been featured at Boston Red Sox home games since 2002. (Jason Miller/Elsa/Getty Images; MLB/Twitter/Indians)
A moment of silence: The sports world was rocked by the news from Boston, where twin blasts killed three people and injured more than a hundred during the city’s famed marathons. (Photos: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images; Marc Serota/Getty Images; Ross D. Franklin/The Associated Press)