Red Sox reconnect with marathon

Players part of crowd celebrating Boston's rejuvenated pride in signature race

Updated: April 22, 2014, 12:31 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- They were standing at the barricade where Brookline Avenue empties into Kenmore Square, a man in sunglasses holding a little boy in a Red Sox jersey, his wife by his side. The winners of the Boston Marathon had passed hours before, but people were still lined up three and four deep, urging on the many runners still on the course.

"Where are you from?" a woman asked the man in sunglasses.

"Florida," he said.

"And you came all the way here for the race?" she ...

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