Last Leg: Remembering the Boston Marathon Bombing

Monday, April 21 will mark the first anniversary of the tragic events that plagued one of the oldest and most well-known running events in the world: the Boston Marathon.

In episode seven of Last Leg, host Alexa McCarthy talks to Chris Ford, a Northville High School teacher and five-time participant in the marathon. He reflects on last year’s events and the hours after the bombs went off as him and his wife searched for each other with little idea of what really happened at the finish line on Boylston Street.

They also talk about the unique environment of the marathon and what brings runners and spectators back every year. Thousands return this year for the biggest race since the event’s 100th anniversary, and on the third Monday of April, the whole country will be watching.

This and more on episode seven of Last Leg.


Alexa McCarthy is the host of Last Leg for Impact Sports.

Photo: Boston Athletic Association & Boston Marathon


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