Many were shocked and devastated when the news about the Boston Marathon bombing flooded internet social media on Monday.
Crowds gathered near the finish line cheering the runners when two bombs exploded and killed three people, injuring more than a hundred, both spectators and runners.
The Boston Marathon is one of the biggest marathon events in the world, many a runners dream is to join in this annual event at Boston.
In spite of the tragic event that happened, the organizers of the Boston Marathon said they still plan to hold the 188th edition of the race next year. Thomas Grilk, executive director of the Boston Athletic Association said the Boston Marathon is deeply held tradition and a part of the fabric and history of the community. “We are committed to continuing that tradition with the running of the 118th Boston Marathon in 2014,” he added.