The first runners take off around 10 a.m., the Sox take the field around 11 a.m., and unless you’re running in the race, you’ve probably had a beer before any of this happened. But if you don’t live in New England, well, then you’re almost definitely sitting at your desk while all of this is happening.

Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia (left) and Caroline Ritich of Kenya celebrate their marathon wins
Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia (left) and Caroline Ritich of Kenya celebrate their marathon wins

Monday was Patriots’ Day here in Boston, and it’s a day worth sharing for those that can’t be involved. It’s been a special day for as many years as it’s existed, but the events of April 15, 2013 have made it all the more special. In 2014 the fans showed up by the masses to pay their respects to the victims of the tragedy that occurred the year before.

Unfortunately, it rained on Monday. The Red Sox were rained out (after getting a 7-1 victory over Baltimore), and the race was a bit soggy. But none of this mattered. This entire day in Boston is about spirit, and everyone held onto theirs.

Thanks to @OnlyInBOS, here’s an idea of what happened in Boston on Patriots day:

 






 

It’s truly amazing what these people do on this day, and I’m not talking about the athletes that train all year to win this even. I’m talking about the guys/girls like you and me that run it for their own cause, and for the victims of 2013.

Just a day before the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is due to face his sentencing, Boston was as strong as ever. A special day as always.

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