#BostonStrong: Golfers Show Support for Marathon Runners

By Cameron DaSilva
Monday April 21st, 2014 4:15 pm EDT

Just a year after the tragic Boston Marathon bombing, nearly 36,000 runners took part in Monday’s race, the second-largest field ever. Meb Keflezighi took home the men’s title with a time of 2:08:37, the first American man to win since 1983. On the women’s side, we saw a repeat. Rita Jeptoo of Kenya collected her second title in as many years, setting a women’s course record of 2:18:57.

Several golfers, including Gary Player and Rickie Fowler, showed their support for all those running in the marathon this year.

 
On April 12, more than 3,000 enthusiastic Bostonians came together on the Boston Marathon finish line to show their “Boston Strong” for the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated, on newsstands now:

Boston_Strong_SI_Cover_Article1

And here's how they pulled it off:

Here's a look back at Back9Network's tribute to the tragedy that struck the great city of Boston just a year ago:

Also, Javier Colon, "The Voice" Season 1 champion, sang a special Boston song, "Standing Tall in Boston," originally written by Reed Waddle:

Related: James Driscoll Donates $9k To Help Boston Marathon Victims

Other Hot Links:
The Fringe: Wie Plays Ping-Pong & Brendan Steele Takes Aim
9 Greatest Recovery Shots In Golf History
Bubba Watson Drives Biscuits in Bojangles Ad
Pablo Larrazabal Jumps in Lake to Avoid Hornet Attack
Hack Golf Uses Pros To Help Test-Drive New 15-Inch Cups

Bleacher Report

More in What's Hot

Report: Anthony Kim's Disappearance Could Hinge On Huge Insurance Policy

Report: Anthony Kim's Disappearance Could Hinge On Huge Insurance Policy

Golfstradamaus: ISPS Handa Wales Open

Golfstradamaus: ISPS Handa Wales Open

R&A May Soon Allow Female Members After 260 Years

R&A May Soon Allow Female Members After 260 Years

The Fringe: 'Sexy' Lexi Thompson All Grown Up & One Young Recruit

The Fringe: 'Sexy' Lexi Thompson All Grown Up & One Young Recruit

Team USA Ryder Cup Posters Will Get You Pumped

Team USA Ryder Cup Posters Will Get You Pumped

The Fringe: Woods Announces Return & Horschel Unworthy

The Fringe: Woods Announces Return & Horschel Unworthy

Peter Uihlein Surprised By Frog At European Tour Event

Peter Uihlein Surprised By Frog At European Tour Event

Tiger Woods: 'I Haven't Swung A Golf Club Yet'

Tiger Woods: 'I Haven't Swung A Golf Club Yet'

Tweek In Review: The Week's Best Tweets

Tweek In Review: The Week's Best Tweets

The Fringe: Cheyenne Woods Takes Her Game To New Heights

The Fringe: Cheyenne Woods Takes Her Game To New Heights