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At least two survivors of the 2013 bombing participated in this year's race.
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21 survivors competed in the race this year.
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Despite what the advertisers lead us to believe, there is no "ideal" running figure. The only requirement for calling yourself a runner is to lace up a pair of running shoes and start putting one foot in front of the other. Running is not about what you look like, but rather, what you see yourself becoming.
If I look at a snapshot of my life 18 years ago, I see a young man ravaged by a spiraling alcohol and drug addiction, a man fractured in spirit desperate to claw his way out of the darkest hell of a deep depression. Shortly after entering a treatment program to deal with my addiction issues, I took my first tentative steps into the world of running. Before I knew it, I had found my "people." I had stumbled upon my "tribe."
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Like any craft, journalism, requires audience attention, appreciation and consideration -- akin to a handmade ceramic mug that can sit alongside a disposable paper cup, news can be authored by a Pulitzer prize wining journalist or a passerby at an event with a cell phone. Both have value but their objectives differ.
BOSTON - Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims wi...
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Aristotle wrote "memory is the scribe of the soul." America terrorism is now a deeply embedded memory - a psychic wound written on her soul. The memorial for the Boston Marathon bombing has taken plac...
Boston for me is a vivid memory. It's getting to the Toronto airport and seeing all those Boston jackets. It's seeing the banners on the streets, it's visiting the finish line, or holding The Jacket for the first time, or looking up at the signs at the corner of Hereford and Boylston. It's about school bus rides, the village and high fives with kids on trampolines. It's about beer on the course, a kiss at Wellesley Hills that make you remember why it broke someone's heart. It's about the growing crowds, the Citgo sign and Fenway, and noontime baseball. It's about the everything about 26.2 but also what happens alongside that course, and of the days before and after that day.
With the anniversary of the bombing at the Boston Marathon approaching on April 15, photographer Robert X. Fogarty invited survivors and responders to return to the finish line to spread a message of...
2013 was recently dubbed, "The year of the Selfie," so let us turn the camera around on the sporting calendar and reflect on what shaped these past months.
I don't begrudge Tom Morino his duty to provide a full and robust defense for his client, home-grown terror suspect John Nuttall. However, a recent claim that Nuttall and his co-conspirator Amanda Korody may have been entrapped into a plot of mass murder, the existence of which they do not deny, is simply ludicrous.
Encouraged by underground support communities, Al-Qaeda-inspired terrorists usually act on their own without direct operational control or funding from international terrorist networks. This differs greatly from the 9/11 attacks, which were heavily orchestrated and funded through international terrorist affiliates.
It started in North Vancouver as a small gesture of solidarity for Boston after the April 15 bombings. But now, Berene Campbell's "To Boston with Love" project has quilters around the world sending th...
I am currently advising a board whose company is a target for a terrorist attack. Many other companies in transportation, utilities, defense, property development and financial services could take a page from below. Here are six areas for boards to focus on to prepare for a possible terrorist attack.
TORONTO - Organizers say the Goodlife Fitness Toronto Marathon is getting several last-minute registrations from runners who want to hit the streets in support of victims of the Boston Marathon bombin...
MAKACHKALA, Russia - Questions have been raised about the significance of a potential link between one of the Boston bombing suspects and a Canadian jihadist who was killed by police in southern Russi...
The father of a Canadian boxer who was killed by Russian security forces while fighting for an Islamic extremist group in Dagestan said he does not know if his son had any contact with one of the susp...
The Boston brothers, the Dirty Dozen, Kmart's cheeky ad campaign and some solid advice for parents and children -- all caught my attention this week.
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If law enforcement made a calculated decision that knowing whatever information Dzhokhar Tsarnev might possess was more important than being able to use that information in a legal case against him, I can respect that. But if they expected they could have it both ways -- questioning Dzhokhar without informing him of his rights, then trying to worm Dzhokhar's answers into court by blowing a public safety exception far beyond its reasonable scope, then there is a problem. A problem I sincerely hope a court will be quick to point out. And a problem that only law enforcement can be blamed for not foreseeing.
Cost of amputating a leg? At least $20,000. Cost of an artificial leg? More than $50,000 for the most high-tech models. Cost of an amputee's rehab? Often tens of thousands of dollars more.These are ju...
The arrest by the RCMP of two individuals who were allegedly planning out a terrorist attack on a VIA Rail train will only heighten our level of anxiety as the scare hits closer to home. Reintroducing these provisions seems nothing more than an attempt by the Conservative government to further prove its 'tough on terror' credentials. But when our laws appear to be working -- results of brave and successful law enforcement operations -- attempting to play on our fears by using emotion over reason does not do justice to the seriousness this discussion this requires.
Unfortunately, as Boston has reminded us, it seems that same salinization must now be applied to the big dogs. It's not that amateur sources on Twitter and Reddit have become more reliable than say CNN or The Associated Press -- unless perhaps said amateur is tweeting on location -- it's that the two have become indistinguishable.
Personal learnings from the Countering Violent Extremism portfolio echoed the sentiments that Justin Trudeau expressed following the Boston Bombings -- to get to the root cause to prevent future attacks. Last year I had the chance to work with the Department of Public Safety on National Security Policy, and if there's one thing that you need to focus on in preventing any kind of violence from happening -- whether it be localized gun violence or terrorism -- it's the root cause. Mind you, gun violence and extremism are two very different animals, but what they do share in common is an immature and ridiculous sense of expression through violence.
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Liberal leader Justin Trudeau may be searching for "root causes," but some of us Muslims who are not blinded by a hate of the West know the root cause is Islamism -- political Islam -- that seeks to destroy the West and establish an Islamic supremacist caliphate.
WASHINGTON - Just days after U.S. senators defeated a bid to expand background checks on potential gun buyers, Americans are asking how the Boston Marathon bombing suspects acquired a cache of firearm...
Authorities have released thermal images of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarneav hiding in a boat before his capture. Dzhokhar and older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev were the subjects of an...
OTTAWA - Lessons can be learned by the twin explosions at the Boston Marathon, Canada's public safety minister said Sunday.The bombings killed three people and wounded over 180, prompting a massive U....
Martin Richard was eight years old. He was in the third grade. He was killed on Monday at the Boston Marathon, waiting at the finish line. Recently, his teacher, Lucia Brawley, released a photo of Martin holding up a sign he made in school. It said: "No more hurting people. Peace."
When I heard about the explosions at the Boston Marathon, and started reading the confused and nervous reports that soon followed, my mind turned back to 9/11. Milling about with co-workers on Pennsylvania Avenue that hot day in 2001, I'd felt more lost than scared. I knew the unthinkable had happened, but that wasn't the hard part at that moment. Far worse was not knowing if the unthinkable had ended. And not having any way of finding out. My sense is that a similar bewilderment was part of what made the past week so especially distressing for Bostonians.
Oh! how easy it would be to just hide under the covers and ignore the bad guys. Pretending it would all go away it we just make a simple wish. But life is far better lived in 3-D. Lived in colour. Lived out loud, and very, very large.
As scores of people injured in the Boston Marathon bombing remain in hospital, efforts are underway to help them foot medical bills that will likely cost millions of dollars. The police said Friday n...
Nothing like the security changes in the United States that followed the Sept. 11 attacks are expected because of the Boston Marathon attack, according to experts contacted by CBC News. "It's not 9/1...