Boston Marks Marathon Bombing Anniversary

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A somber anniversary is being marked in Boston today. It’s the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.

The tribute is being held inside Boston’s Hynes Convention Center, just a few blocks from the marathon finish line where two bombs exploded on April 15, 2013.

Three people were killed and more than 260 people were injured, some losing limbs.

Here & Now producer and show director Alex Ashlock is also our longtime marathon reporter. He covered the race and the aftermath of the bombings last year and he’s at today’s tribute event. He joins host Robin Young to discuss the anniversary events.


  • Alex Ashlock, producer and director for Here & Now who also reports on the Boston Marathon for Here & Now and WBUR. He tweets @aashlock.
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