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Boston Marathon 2015: 10 Thought-Provoking and Inspiring Articles about the Boston Marathon.

The Boston Marathon symbolizes more than just running through a finish line. The tragedy of the 2013 Boston marathon bombings give the whole event a new meaning. From internet rumours to the death penalty, the marathon has given us many things to consider about our society. Here are 10 very interesting/thought-provoking/inspiring articles about the Boston Marathon.

Exclusive: Relatives of Boston Marathon Bomber Break Their Silence

"Throughout the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 21-year-old who was convicted last week of bombing the Boston Marathon in 2013, his family resisted the urge to speak out publicly in his defense. Tsarnaev's defense team had advised them not to grant interviews, they say, as it could risk his chances at trial." -TIME

Behind The Photo That Changed The Boston Marathon Forever

"Everyone knows someone who's run the marathon. Today's big-city races-in places like Boston, New York, Berlin, and London-draw Olympic hopefuls competing for hundreds of thousands of dollars and hordes of weekend warriors raising money for their favorite charities or just hoping to check off "complete a marathon" on their bucket lists."-Deadspin

Boston Marathon 2015: Expect Smaller Crowds At Finish Line Under New Security Measures Following 2013 Bombing

"Heightened crowd control, more bag searches and more than 100 cameras will be in effect when roughly a million people gather Monday to watch nearly 30,000 runners at the 2015 Boston Marathon. Local police outlined Friday their security measures for the annual event, two years after a terrorist bombing killed three people and injured 264 others near the finish line of the 26.2-mile course."-IBTIMES

Boston Marathon Bombing Bystander, Injured In Blast, Runs Again

"Michelle L'Heureux was among the hundreds injured during the bombing at the Boston Marathon in 2013. Then she was just a spectator. Now, she's readying to run the marathon for the first time."-NPR

High security for Boston Marathon as bombing trial pauses

S"ecurity will be high along the 26.2 mile course, in recognition of the bombing of the 2013 race, which killed three people and injured 264 in the one of the most visible attacks on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001."-Reuters

Their Dead Son Was Blamed for Boston Bombing

"Sunil Tripathi, 22, was arguably one the final casualties of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. The then-Brown University student had been missing for a month when the Boston Police Department released blurry photos of the two suspects in the attack."-The Daily Beast

Parents of youngest Boston Marathon bombing victim want death penalty 'off the table' for Tsarnaev

"The parents of the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombing are pressing federal prosecutors to drop their quest for the death penalty for convicted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, arguing that a life sentence without parole would "end the anguish" of a continuing trial and what is likely to be years of appeals." -Yahoo News.

Couple who lost limbs in Marathon bombings urge government to remove death penalty - The Boston Globe

"A pair of prominent survivors deeply affected by the Boston Marathon bombing joined Bill and Denise Richard Sunday in asking the federal government not to pursue the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes, newlyweds who each lost limbs in the attack, said they have wrestled with their feelings about Tsarnaev in the two years since the bombing nearly killed them and upended their lives."-Boston Globe

Chomsky: The Boston Bombings Gave Americans a Taste of the Terrorism the U.S. Inflicts Abroad Every Day

"April is usually a cheerful month in New England, with the first signs of spring, and the harsh winter at last receding. Not this year. There are few in Boston who were not touched in some way by the marathon bombings on April 15 and the tense week that followed."-Alternet (older article.)

Boston Marathon Bombings - Facts & Summary -

"On April 15, 2013, two bombs went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three spectators and wounding more than 260 other people. Four days later, after an intense manhunt that shut down the Boston area, police captured one of the bombing suspects, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, whose older brother and fellow suspect, 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, died following a shootout with law enforcement earlier that same day."