Sunday marks five years since Boston Marathon bombing

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The household of Martin Richard, foreground from left, Invoice, Jane, Henry and Denise, observe a second of silence throughout a ceremony on the web site the place Martin Richard and Lingzi Lu had been killed within the second explosion on the 2013 Boston Marathon, Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Boston.

The women's field features American contenders Molly Huddle, Jordan Hasay, Desiree Linden and reigning New York City Marathon champion Shalane Flanagan.No US woman has won the Boston crown since Lisa Larsen Weidenbach in 1985, although Linden was second in 2011 and Hasay took third a year ago in her marathon debut as well as in Chicago.

BOSTON (AP) - Boston marked the fifth anniversary of the deadly Boston Marathon bombings Sunday with solemn remembrances and charitable acts.

The wreaths were placed where the two bombs went off.

Each Baker and Walsh addressed households and survivors at a personal ceremony contained in the Boston Public Library. "Now five years later, as we pause to remember, we notice a light has emerged". The brother of youngest victim Martin Richard urged people to follow Martin's message of "choose kindness". The household's basis was based in 2014 to attach younger folks with alternatives for volunteerism and group engagement.

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Lingzi's uncle, Sherman Yee, was present at the ceremony and private gathering.

"While she didn't realize her dreams, as her family we invest in the youths through our foundation to keep her memory going", he said.

The bells of Old South Church in Boston rang at 2:49 commemorate a citywide moment of silence in honor of Boston Marathon bombing survivors and victims. "Simply this sense of 'No, this may't occur to us".

Five years later, while the day is still a reminder of some painful memories, she said it has also become a day about the relationships that have since been formed and "reformed and recreated our entire community". "And since that day in 2013, we have witnessed our community come together, determined and devoted that no one will ever take away our safety and our Boston Marathon".

The 122nd edition of the world's oldest annual marathon, this year's race will begin on Monday morning, and it's set to feature 17 top USA runners in an global field that includes nearly two dozen Olympians.