Incredible Moments From Boston Marathon Show What We’re Running For

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For the 120th time in history, roughly 30,000 runners from dozens of countries ran the 26.2 miles course than begins from Hopkinton and ends on Boylston Street.

Boston Marathon 2016

Monday’s Boston Marathon was an emotional yet incredibly empowering affair.

Thousands of runners from dozens of countries around the world came together as one to run the 26.2 miles course from Hopkinton to Boylston Street in Boston, Massachusetts, where just three years ago, horrifying bombings near the finish line had injured over 250 civilians.

More than 30,000 people – including elite runners, participants running for different charities and causes, and the survivors of 2013’s bombings – ran the course in unity, proving once again that sports can bring people together in the best of ways. The event also gave hope that there is still a lot of good left in humanity, while living up to the hashtag #BostonStrong that surfaced soon after the bombings.

Here are some incredible moments from the 2016 Boston Marathon that show exactly what we are all running for:

Bombing survivor Patrick Downes finishing the marathon on a prosthetic leg:

 

 

Adrianne Haslet crossing the line after spending 10 hours on the course:

 

 

 This runner, suffering from severe cramps, completing the marathon

 

 

The amazing (and truthful) presidential marathon sign

 

 

#bostonmarathon #mile14 Best sign of the day

A photo posted by Missy Ansley (@mansley816) on

 

A runner scouting for potential employers

 

 

Go! Go! Go! #RunnerNeedsAJob #BostonMarathon #boston2016 #RunBold

A photo posted by Stephanie C (@scox0204) on

 

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Marathoners helping fellow exhausted runners

 

 

 

 

People only stopping for medical attention after crossing the finish line

 

 

When cops offered their shoulders to the tired runners

 

 

 

and last but not  the least,

When Lemi Hayle and Atsede Baysa became the winners

 

 

 

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