The former University of Alaska Anchorage runner from Kenya lost both of his feet to frostbite in 2011. Racing on carbon-fiber running blades, Cheseto ran his first marathon last Sunday. Two days later, he became an American citizen.
For the first time, the world record in the marathon is now under 2 hours and 3 minutes, after Dennis Kimetto of Kenya tore through the course at Sunday’s Berlin Marathon.
Houston Laws and Klas Stolpe successfully completed the entire 109-mile course from Skagway to Whitehorse.
Dzohkhar Tsarnaev is scheduled to be arraigned in U.S. District Court in Boston on July 10
On April 15, when two bombs exploded near the finish line, thousands of runners could not finish the most illustrious road race in the world. Saturday, thousands tried to remedy that with a one-mile run that covered the final stretch of the Boston Marathon.
The Boston Marathon bombings “riveted most Americans” and seemed to “confirm the public’s long-held belief that occasional terrorist acts are to be expected,” the Pew Research Center says.
While there has been no arrest as of this hour, The Boston Globe says authorities believe they are ” ‘very close’ in their pursuit of the bomber,” according to “an official briefed on the investigation … who declined to be named.”
During a short statement to the country, President Obama promised to find out who perpetrated a bombing attack at the Boston Marathon this afternoon.