In 1939, three years after he had bested local favorite Johnny Kelly - barefoot, and with a burst of speed at the top of what is now Heartbreak Hill - Ellison "Tarzan" Jones won his second Boston Marathon.
Amy B. photographed the line to get into Marathon Sports - scene of one of the two explosions last year - the day before the 2014 Marathon.
Ted Folkman photographed players lining up to march in today's Parkway Little League parade to open the season at the Baker Street fields.
Italian in Boston watched workers erecting the scaffolding across the Marathon finish line overnight.
As today's game approached, a teacher at the kidlet's school opened a window so the kids could better hear the flyover at nearby Fenway Parik.
Only they didn't hear anything - because unlike in years past, this year's flyover consisted of a Coast Guard helicopter, captured here by Brian D'Amico.
Copyright Brian D'Amico. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.
Our own Suldog recalls Sunday, July 12, 1964.
Team Brookline has 42 runners, 4 charitable causesâ€¦
and advice from its own mental health expert.
Everyone who ran in, attended, watched, supported the Marathon last year keenly felt the effects of the day and what followed. For many of us, those feelings will come flooding back this year on April 21. But runners training for this yearâ€™s Boston Marathon are deep into that experience already.
Thatâ€™s why Team Brookline is drawing on the expertise of a special coach this year: a mental health expert who will talk with the Team as part of its training regimen.