Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

On fourth anniversary of Boston Marathon bombings, a day of public service, resiliency and strength

On fourth anniversary of Boston Marathon bombings, a day of public service, resiliency and strength

It was 2:49 p.m. when the bombs exploded on Boylston Street, separated by 12 seconds and 210 yards. The two brothers who put them there, Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, wanted to tear Boston apart.

Little did they know how much they would bring it together.

Saturday marks four years since the Boston Marathon bombings, which killed three people, injured hundreds of others and sent a city into lock-down and disarray.

But for Monday’s iconic 26.2-mile run on a course the city expects more than 30,000 people to traverse, Boston isn’t mourning, somber or quiet.

It’s loudly celebrating.

“The race itself is, in many ways, a commemoration of what happened,” said T.K....

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