BOSTON -- Marathon runners have long been the cause of fascination, as much for their endurance as for their motivation. But this year, in this city, there was a shared purpose for many athletes as they ran in the footsteps of those who witnessed the bombing of the Boston Marathon course 12 months ago.
"And that’s what you’ve taught us, Boston. That’s what you’ve reminded us -- to push on. To persevere. To not grow weary. To not get faint. Even when it hurts."'