Boston Strong On Display
If last year’s marathon was filled with sadness, confusion, shock, and dismay, this year’s marathon was one of celebration, triumph, and victory. Not just the feeling of victory for those who made it across the finish line, but the victory over evil.
Above are some images from the 2014 Boston Marathon my family and I captured that day. We had an amazing perch on Boylston and Hereford Streets, where we got to see runners make the final turn of the race onto Boylston. Though watching the elite runners sprint past us was awe-inspiring, it was the moments when those struggling to finish the race saw the finish line and knew they could push through that were the most inspiring of all.
The additional security—temporary cameras on light poles, security checkpoints, and more than 3,500 police officers—didn’t inhibit the celebratory atmosphere in Back Bay on that gorgeous afternoon.
Photography by me. April 2014.
See my pictures from last year here.
Read stats on this year’s race here.