Survivors and spectators of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing in the US have reflected on the importance of being back at the race and moving on, two years after the deadly attacks.
The weather was cold and damp but the atmosphere festive at Monday’s running of the marathon, two years after pressure-cooker bombs exploded at the finish line and shattered one of sports’ most cherished events.
One survivor had an emotional finish to the race after she was injured in the 2013 blast while watching from the sidelines.
Rebekah Gregory DiMartino, alongside her trainer who is also an amputee, ran the last few miles of the race and crossed the finish line, visibly moved by her achievement.
Donna Scott, mother of a different race participant said: “people will never really heal from what happened two years ago.”