The story of Boston Marathon is about bringing people together. Your coverage connects the world to every wonderful element that is this historic race. Last year you captured, with great responsibility and professionalism, a race day tragedy that required courage and heroism from all of us. As we run together in 2014, we thank you for your exemplary reporting. #WeRunTogether.
In response to the tremendous outpouring of support and high level of interest in the race after the tragic events that unfolded on April 15, 2013, the Boston Athletic Association, in partnership with John Hancock and Manulife Financial, has invited everyone to virtually join the Boston Marathon experience and be a part of the first ever Boston Marathon World Run. This virtual experience allows everyone, regardless of ability or geography, to join in the athletic spirit of the event by setting and completing self-determined running, walking or wheeling goals by the evening of the 2014 Boston Marathon – April 21, 2014.