Boston Marathon 2014

Statement from the Boston Athletic Association

The Boston Athletic Association extends its deepest sympathies to all those who were affected in any way by todays events. Today is a sad day for the City of Boston, for the running community, and for all those who were here to enjoy the 117th running of the Boston Marathon. What was intended to be a day of joy and celebration quickly became a day in which running a marathon was of little importance. We can confirm that all of the remaining runners who were out on the course when the tragic events unfolded have been returned to a community meeting area. At this time, runners bags in Boston which remain unclaimed may be picked up by runners presenting their bib number or proof of race participation at the Castle, at 101 Arlington Street, in Boston. At this time, we are cooperating with the City of Boston, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and all federal law enforcement officials. We would like to thank the countless people from around the world who have reached out to support us today.

The Boston Marathon's facebook page

Updated map of the Boston bombings

The Boston Globe has an updated map and timeline of the carnage in Boston.

Timeline of Boston Marathon's tragic events

Two explosions near the Boston Marathon finish line have killed two people and injured dozens more earlier Monday afternoon. Following a flurry of confusing initial reports, a timeline of events has become clear.

NYPD increases security in Times Square

In response to Monday afternoon's explosions in Boston, the NYPD has increased security, including a significant presence in Times Square.

More hope.

Some good on a terrible day.

Hope

Amazing.

Hope, captured in one picture

The news wasn't all terrible today.

Updates from Boston police press conference

Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis and Governor Deval Patrick held a press conference at 4:45 p.m. ET clarifying what authorities know about the ongoing situation following the explosions at the Boston Marathon finish line.

Video shows chaotic Boston Marathon scene

Boston.com has posted video of the Marathon finish line capturing the moment at which the explosions occured (WARNING: Video contains graphic footage)

Cell phone service shut down in Boston

As the aftermath of the Boston explosion unfolds, authorities have reportedly shut down cell phone service in the downtown area.

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