Runners participate in the full marathon portion of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in Toronto, Ontario on Sunday, October 19, 2014. Laban Korir of Kenya won the men’s race covering 42.195 kilometres through the streets of Toronto in 2:08.14.1. (Photos by Laura Pedersen/National Post)
'We endure. We overcome. And we own the finish line': Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed came together Tuesday to mark the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing with solemn ceremonies.
“This day will always be hard, but this place will always be strong,” former Mayor Thomas Menino told an invitation-only audience of about 2,500 people gathered at the Hynes Convention Center, not far from the marathon finish line where three people died and more than 260 others were injured a year ago. (Photos: Charles Krupa/The Associated Press, Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Sunday’s London Marathon had a reported 36,000 runners, from fun-runners to the world’s elite. World record-holder Wilson Kipsang of Kenya won the men’s London Marathon in a course record two hours, four minutes and 29 seconds. (Photos: Tom Dulat/Getty Images, Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)
The New York City Marathon returned after a one-year absence with big crowds, heightened security and a familiar champion.
Geoffrey Mutai successfully defended his title Sunday, while fellow Kenyan Priscah Jeptoo came from behind to win the women’s race. Bronx resident Buzunesh Deba finished runner-up for the second straight time in her hometown event.
Fans again packed the 26.2-mile course, undaunted by the events of the past year. The 2012 NYC Marathon was cancelled because of the devastation of Superstorm Sandy, but not before many New Yorkers were enraged by initial plans to hold the race.
After the bombings at April’s Boston Marathon, bomb-sniffing dogs roamed the course, and barricades limited access points to Central Park. A record 50,740 runners started the race through the five boroughs. (Photos: Kathy Kmonicek/The Associated Press, Seth Wenig/The Associated Press)