Tragedy at the Boston Marathon

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A History of Marathons in America | Explosions Rock the Boston Marathon | Running Coach Discusses the Scence on the Ground in Boston | Remembering Atlanta Olympics in the Wake of Boston Marathon Bombing | Security in the Aftermath of the Boston Marathon Explosions | Surgeon Tends to Wounded at the Boston Marathon | What we can Learn From Israel

Security in the Aftermath of the Boston Marathon Explosions

The tragic bombing of Boston's marathons leaves many unanswered questions. Who orchestrated it, and for what purposes? 
Marathons are always equipped with security forces, but in this case, they were unable to stop this horrific attack.
Here to talk about the security measures marathon organizers should pursue in the aftermath of this attack, and counterrorism around large events more generally is Nick Casale, New York City's Metropolitan Transit Authority's first Deputy Director of Security for Counter Terrorism.

The tragic bombing at the Boston marathon leaves many unanswered questions. Who orchestrated it, and for what purposes? New York City's Metropolitan Transit Authority's first Deputy Director of Security for Counter Terrorism, Nick Casale, discusses counterterrorism and security measures at mass gatherings.

 

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Remembering the Atlanta Olympics in the Wake of Boston Marathon Bombing

In 1996, a bomb ripped through Atlanta's Olympic Centennial Park, in the midst of the Games. The blast killed one woman and injured 111. Kevin Sack covered the 1996 Olympics for Takeaway partner The New York Times, and he reflects on the Boston Marathon bombing and its similarities to Atlanta in 1996.

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Running Coach Discusses the Scene on the Ground in Boston

Amby Burfoot, a giant of running coaching, joins us from Boston to discuss the scene on the ground, the mood among runners, and what it feels like for this race—a race that is the culmination of so much work for so many runners—to become a tremendously tragic event.

 

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Explosions Rock the Boston Marathon

Explosions tore through the large crowds at the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon, claiming three lives and injuring hundreds. Four hours into the race at around 2:50 p.m.,  two bombs detonated in rapid succession near the finish line, triggering confusion and panic as people attempted to flee.

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A History of Marathons in America

The Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon.  When it was first held in 1897 only 18 runners took part. Last year, however, more than 21,000 runners finished the 26.2 mile course.  When did it become relatively normal for tens of thousands of people to together run through major cities anyway? Cameron Stracher, is the author of “Kings of the Road: How Frank Shorter, Bill Rodgers, and Alberto Salazar Made Running Go Boom,” a new history on running's rise.

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Surgeon Tends to Wounded at the Boston Marathon

Within 30 seconds of crossing the finish line at the Boston Marathon yesterday, Dr. Chris Rupe, a surgeon from Salina, Kansas, witnessed the explosions in the street. He describes how, despite having just ran 26 miles, he rushed to help those injured.

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What we can Learn From Israel

Ambassador Itamar Rabinovich was the Israeli ambassador to the United States from 1993 to 1996. He talks about his experiences in a country rife with random acts of violence and what we can learn.

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