Boston Marathon Bombings Break Hearts Nationwide

Posted on April 26, 2013 by

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Every year, thousands of dedicated runners take the trip to Massachusetts to run the Boston Marathon on Patriot’s day. In fact, it’s the oldest annual city marathon in the world.

Many spectators moved about frantically to find a spot to watch loved ones and friends cross the finish line, but none of them were prepared for what was to come this year.

At 2:50 p.m. on Monday, 15 April 2013, while almost 6,000 runners were still making their way to the finish line, two bombs detonated 12 seconds apart, taking the lives of 8-year-old Martin Richard, 29-year-old Krystle Campbell, and a Chinese national who remains unnamed.

“It made me cry when I heard about it,” senior Emily Kelly said.

The blast not only left three dead but 170 others injured. Over 20 of them were in critical condition.

At first, many of the runners thought the bombs were the sounds of cannons going off to congratulate them on passing the finish line, but they soon realized something was terribly wrong.

Many had the initial instinct to run, which is what most people would do; however, many others became heroes that day when they put their own safety in jeopardy to help those in need.

“It was really touching to hear about the people who put the ones who were hurt first. That’s who the true heroes were that day,” senior Veronika Kraft said.

Monday, 15 April, is a day that left many heartbroken by the loss of friends and family, and many others will need time to recover from the physical and emotional damage this attack left upon them.

As of now there have been no arrests made, and no one has come forward and taken responsibility for the devastating attack.

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