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Boston Marathon

It was a nasty day to run 26.2 miles through Boston. But American Desiree Linden pushed her way through a powerful headwind and cold rain and up Heartbreak Hill to triumph at the Boston Marathon — the first time a U.S. woman has won in 33 years.

The city of Boston and surrounding suburbs are locked down as hundreds of law enforcement officers bear down on the one living suspect. PBS NewsHour is covering the story live.

Fox Boston reports a high-ranking official confirmed the photo released by the station does show the suspect the FBI has identified in the Boston Marathon bombings. Fox 25 released the photos ahead of an FBI press conference. Anyone with leads on the suspect's whereabouts is asked to call 1-800-CALL-FBI (225-5324) and choose prompt 3. You can also email tips to


The marathon bombing in Boston and the explosion in the town of West, Texas may seem completely unrelated. But the injuries they cause are remarkably similar. 

The NPR host was running the Boston Marathon with William Greer, a blind marathoner from Austin. Peter writes: "He ran the bravest and toughest mile of his life, not even able to see clearly what he was doing, just because he wanted to be able to say he did it, and by doing so, he crossed the line alive."

Melissa Bishop

Like many runners around the country today, North Texas residents are showing their support and honoring the victims of yesterday's tragedy at the Boston Marathon. Through social media channels like Twitter and Facebook, runners in groups like the Dallas Running Club are calling on their cohorts to wear one of their race t-shirts today.

Boston hospitals always staff up their emergency rooms on Marathon Day to care for runners with cramps, dehydration and the occasional heart attack.

But Monday, those hospitals suddenly found themselves with more than 100 traumatized patients — many of them with the kinds of injuries seen more often on a battlefield than a marathon.

Like most big-city hospitals these days, Tufts Medical Center runs regular disaster drills, featuring simulated patients smeared with fake blood.


Update, 9:00 p.m.: Hear Mike Bordelon talk about his experience at the Boston Marathon.

Update, 6:10 p.m.: Among the thousands of runners shaken by Monday’s tragedy were a number of Texans, including Mike Bordelon, an experienced marathoner who recently moved from Dallas to suburban Houston. He crossed the finish line an hour before the two explosions.

Bordelon and his wife were in their room at the Hilton Back Bay, watching runners stream by, when they heard the first blast.

“It was wild because all the runners started running away, up the other street,” he told KERA’s Stella Chavez, “and we were like what is going on?”