Thousands run first Boston Marathon since bombings

Officials say tightened security measures are in place

Officials say tightened security measures are in place as runners prepare for the Boston Marathon on Monday, one year after the deadly bombings that shook the city and the nation. (April 21, 2014 11:21 AM)

(AP) With security tight along the 26.2-mile course, nearly 36,000 runners set out from the Boston Marathon starting line Monday in a "Boston Strong" show of resilience a year after the bombing that turned the race into a scene of carnage.

"I showed up, I'm back, and I am going to finish what I didn't finish last year," said Mary Cunningham, 50, of St. Petersburg, Fla., who was stopped a mile...

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