By now, the phrase “Boston Strong” is a powerful reminder not only of marathon runners’ incredible drive and dedication, but of community and hope in the face of adversity. Dave Span
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Dash & Dine
Whether you’ve just run 26.2 miles or you’re only there to cheer on your favorite runner, if you’re near the marathon route on Marathon Monday, you’re bound to get hungry—or thirsty. Here are a few places to feed your appetite in Boston without missing any of the action.
Bond of Brothers
Brothers JP and Paul Norden were cheering on a friend at last year’s Boston Marathon when the bombs went off. Standing directly beside the blast, the brothers—and Paul’s girlfriend Jacqui—were severely injured. Both JP and Paul ended up losing part of their right legs.
Road to Recovery
On Marathon Monday in 2013, Richard “Dic” Donohue was just another man in uniform, working as a transit police officer for the city of Boston. One year later, he’s become a symbol of survival after being struck during a shoot-out in Watertown between police and Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
The Boston Marathon began its trek through the streets of the city in 1897, making it the oldest annual marathon in the world. Though the race originally started in Ashland, in 1925, it was moved to the corner of Ash Street and East Main Street in Hopkinton in order to conform to new Olympic standards set by Queen Alexandria and King Edward VII.