Marathons are meant to be run for a cause, a goal, a tradition.
The Boston marathon, a race that exemplifies these values potentially better then any other in America, will now be scarred for acting as a chilling reminder to evil that exists in the world.
Five hours after the race started on April 15, two bombs were set off near the finish line, killing three and wounding 170 people.
According to Boston police, the bombs in Boston consisted of explosives put in two pressure cookers, filled with shards of metal, ball bearings and nails.
Dr. David Mooney, director of the trauma center at Boston Children’s Hospital was sickened at what he saw.
“We’ve removed BBs and we’ve removed nails from kids,” Mooney said. “One of the sickest things for me was just to see nails sticking out of a little girl’s body.”