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Boston Uncommon

29 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 19 April 2014

It’s been a year since the Boston Marathon bombings. As the city gears up for this year’s race, we hear from some of the people who’ll be on the course. One - an experienced runner and trauma surgeon - treated victims in last year’s blast. The second is an Iraqi diplomat who’ll be running to show solidarity with terrorism victims the world over.

Also in this edition, how the adopted hometown of the alleged bombing suspects is coming to terms with the events of last April. And the new generation of robots that are being deployed to protect high-profile sporting events like the Boston Marathon.

Picture: A man observes the Dear Boston exhibit at the Boston Public Library. The exhibit pays homage to the victims of last year’s Boston Marathon bombing, the survivors, and the resilience of Boston and the world of runners who consider this city their home, too.


5 items
  • Trauma Doctor

    For a Boston surgeon and marathon runner, this year’s race is a chance to move on

  • Security

    David Filipov of the Boston Globe discusses security challenges along the Boston Marathon

  • Robots

    The patrolling robots that keep sporting events safer

  • Cambridge, Massachusetts

    The adopted home-town of the suspects copes in the aftermath of last year’s bombing

  • Iraqi Ambassador

    Why Iraq’s ambassador to the US is running this year’s Boston Marathon



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