After Boston

The Marathon is a reminder that we need to be watching more than just athletes

Originally Published: May 2, 2013
By Peter Keating | ESPN The Magazine

WE RECOVER FROM tragedy through courage and inspiration. Amid the horror of the Boston Marathon bombing, split-screened with explosions and shootouts, we saw astonishing images: volunteer doctors turning medical tents into MASH units, fans rushing to tend the wounded, a runner placing his medal around the neck of a crying entrant who had been stopped half a mile from the finish line.

Each act of individual heroism and grace actually sprang from the work of many ...

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