One year later, Boston is only stronger

#BostonStrong

For The Win

A crowd gathered at the Boston Marathon finish line Saturday for a Sports Illustrated shoot commemorating the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) A crowd gathered at the Boston Marathon finish line Saturday for a Sports Illustrated shoot commemorating the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.
(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Martin Richard.

Krystle Campbell.

Lingzi Lu.

One year after the Boston Marathon bombings killed those three spectators and injured more than 260 others, about 3,000 invited guests will assemble in Boston’s Hynes Convention Center for an official tribute featuring Vice President Joe Biden. The attendees will likely be joined by millions watching the event live online and on various cable news channels. It’ll be a solemn reflection and tribute to the victims whose lives were taken on that day, those who have had to reconstruct their own sense of normalcy and the family members and first responders who found strength in the most adverse circumstances.

But this ceremony is just the beginning. In six days, about 36,000 entrants – nearly 10,000 more than last year –…

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