Boston Marathon 2015


Reporting:  Sam Sharon for Onset Technology Thankfully, the 2015 B.A.A Boston Marathon went smoothly. Supporters lined the entirety of 26.2-mile course, from Hopkinton to the Prudential Center. At the finish line, banks gave spectators free popcorn and cowbells; and on Heartbreak Hill, retail stores set up food buffets and giveaway stations. True to the New England spirit, even the weather didn’t stop the celebrations. And all across Massachusetts, the echo of “Boston Strong” could be heard.   But now, with the Tsarnaev trial coming to a close on the heels of this year’s Marathon, memories of the 2013 Boston bombings begin to resurface. Unlike before, the whole racecourse was now dotted with Boston Police officers, sheriffs, and even K-9 units on every block. There were over twenty security checkpoints throughout the course, and only clear plastic bags, and purses smaller than twelve inches, were allowed through without a thorough search. The Copley […] Read more »