Remembering the 2013 Boston Marathon (51 Photos)

By: Pat | April 15, 2015

This is the 2nd anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings. We take a look back at one of the most scariest days when the unthinkable happened at a marathon.

The day started like many races before with the women taking off first from Hopkington.

Thousands of people qualified, raised funds for charities, and trained hard for this day.

Early in the race, American Jason Hartman took a big lead and gapped the professional field.

The women's race was a battle in the early miles.

Team Hoyt

Rita Jeptoo wins the women's race with a time of 2:26:25.

The race did not go so well for American favorites Kara Goucher and Shalane Flanagan

Rita Jeptoo (2:26:25) and Lelisa Desisa (2:10:22) are your overall male and female winners

Joy at the finish line just 9 minutes before...

At 2:49 PM EST, 2 bombs went off 12 seconds apart from each other killing 3 people and injuring an estimated 264 others.

4:09:43 is on the clock when the first bomb goes off.

Over 5,000 runners were stopped on the course. They were given the opportunity to run again in 2014.

Disbelief as those on the course find out about what happened at the finish line.

In 2014, with security tightened, the B.A.A. with the encouragement of a lot of Americans, decided to hold the 118th Boston Marathon. There was a record number of entrants for this special race as people wanted to show the terrorist that they will NOT stop running.

After a terrorist attack on American soil, American Meb Keflezighi wins with a time of 2:08:37.

Rita Jeptoo claims the crow again with a tie of 2:18:57.

Americans will always show how resilient we are. The 2014 Boston Marathon is just one of the great examples of how running gives us all strength.

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