|Image from Centers and Squares.|
If there's one bit of light in this senseless, cowardly act, it's that so many people rushed to the scene to help. Doctors and police officers who had just crossed the finish line as racers became first responders. The EMTs on scene to help injured and sick runners turned to treat trauma victims. I heard that agents from Mike's agency's Boston office showed up as first responders as well. Untrained spectators and runners just wanting to help ran in to carry others to safety and offer as much comfort as possible. Everyone dropped everything to help. Because that's what we do.
I have my Boston t-shirt on for heading out to the treadmill this afternoon.