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Apr 21, 2014 — In the men's field, Keflezighi ended a 31-year drought for U.S. runners after pulling away from Wilson Chebet of Kenya late in the race.
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Apr 21, 2014 — The twin bombings of 2013 cast a long shadow on Monday's race. But the crowds basked in the sunshine today, as American Meb Keflezighi ended a 31-year drought for U.S. men in the Boston Marathon.
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Apr 21, 2014 — More than 36,000 runners and an estimated 1 million spectators are going to be on and along the streets for the 118th marathon — the first since last year's bombings.
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Apr 15, 2014 — At last year's Boston Marathon, Carol Downing was just half a mile from the finish line when bombs exploded and injured two of her daughters. This year, she's returning to complete the race.
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Mar 21, 2014 — Twenty-seven-year-old Ibragim Todashev was killed while being questioned by agents in his Orlando home about his friendship with suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
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Aug 29, 2013 — Robel Phillipos is accused of lying about what two other of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's friends had done. Those two have been charged with trying to destroy evidence that linked Tsarnaev to the marathon bombings.
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Aug 28, 2013 — Photos taken by a Massachusetts State Police sergeant show the bloodied suspect being taken into custody. They also show him getting medical treatment at the scene.
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Aug 20, 2013 — A doctor's testimony about Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's condition was released this week. The 20-year-old has pleaded not guilty to charges related to the Boston Marathon bombings and the murder three days later of a MIT police officer.
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Jul 23, 2013 — Sgt. Sean Murphy released photos of the Boston bombings suspect because he was angry about the image of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev that Rolling Stone put on its cover. He distributed the photos without permission and has been put on restricted duty until an investigation is completed.
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Jul 18, 2013 — The photo of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev that Rolling Stone put on its cover angered Massachusetts State Police Sgt. Sean Murphy and many others. He's given Boston Magazine photos he took the night Tsarnaev was captured. "This guy is evil," Murphy says. "This is the real Boston bomber."
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