After being injured near the finish line in last year’s Boston Marathon, Massachusetts runner Dave Fortier recounts last year’s attack and explains why he running today:
The marathon was tough, but when I reached the 20-mile mark, I remember thinking to myself, this is it. My body was tired, but I was genuinely having a great time… I could see the arches over the finish line only 10 yards away and I was overwhelmed with excitement. Then, suddenly, everything changed… I joined a support group for people injured in the bombing. I realized when I met them for the first time that these were the very same people I was waving to at the finish. We understand each other’s pain. We saw and felt the same things, we were within feet of each other when it all happened.