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Boston Marathon Bombing: Horrific Tragedy on Multiple Levels

By Seph Anderson On April - 16 - 2013

The Boston Marathon bombing on April 15 was a human tragedy of immeasurable sadness.

However, what's even more tragic is the specific group which the responsible party targeted: marathon runners (and their families) that had committed endless time, finances and energies to prepare for one of the world's most respected sporting events in the Boston Marathon.

All acts of terror at home and abroad are extremely horrific, but the attacks at the 2013 Boston Marathon stand out as incredibly disheartening. While there's always a select group of marathoners competing to actually win the race, the overwhelming majority of entrants are simply running to achieve various personal goals in life.

Regardless of an entrant's true reason for entering the marathon, participants, their families and their friends become like one big race family.

Kristin Armstrong of Runners World suggested:

Today our running community, our family, was...

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