Boston Marathon runners carry collapsed man toward finish line
APR 21, 2014 6:28p ET
UPDATE: A video surfaced on Deadspin on Tuesday that shows what appears to be the runner eventually crossing the finish line without being carried. He is helped at an earlier portion right before the finish line, but appears to walk across at the end under his own power. See the video here. A previous headline saying he was helped "across" the finish line was incorrect. NESN has more details on the runners involved here.
Runners in the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon exemplified what it means to be "Boston Strong."
In a special scene captured by the Washington Post's Wesley Lowery, one runner collapsed just shy of the finish line. But instead of moving right past the man, four other runners stopped, picked him up and carried him toward the finish line. Check out the amazing sequence in the photos below:
Runner gave out near 26 mile mark, right by the site where 1st bomb went off. 1 guy stopped to help, then another pic.twitter.com/gcwMxpssdK— Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) April 21, 2014
But his legs just couldn't do it. The group struggled a few feet. Another man stopped to help, and a woman pic.twitter.com/nM8FGP9Vgx— Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) April 21, 2014
Determined, the two new saviors lifted his legs. He had just a few hundred feet to go. They would get him there pic.twitter.com/5tXvNyDGUJ— Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) April 21, 2014
The crowd exploded into loudest cheer I've heard today. Walking, then jogging, they all, all 5, finished the race pic.twitter.com/HE4QJnh35L— Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) April 21, 2014
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