The culmination of one of Boston’s greatest traditions was marred Monday afternoon when two explosions went off on Boylston Street near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
A majority of the runners had already crossed the finish line when the explosions detonated just before 3 p.m., but more than 4,000 had not, and those who remained in the area had difficulty putting the incidents into words even hours later.
“It’s a fun day that should be fun and exciting. And it’s not … it’s not going to be remembered that way,” one runner said.
See the video above to hear firsthand accounts from marathoners and spectators.