Boston Marathon bombings Archives
Dec. 12, 2013—Just before 3 p.m. on April 15, two bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Of the estimated 27,000 runners and 500,000 spectators present, three people were killed and 281 injured. Preparation, execution and teamwork — along with a large dose of luck — kept casualties to a minimum, according to Mitchel Harris, M.D., chief of the Orthopaedic Trauma Service at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
Apr. 17, 2013—Amanda Hachey had just crossed the finish line at Monday's Boston Marathon when she heard the first of two loud explosions. She reflects on her experience, while other members of the Vanderbilt community respond to the tragedy.