Marathon Sports on Boylston Street, just steps from the finish line of the Boston Marathon, is a popular spot for people watching the race, according to Yahoo News.
On April 15, 2013, that changed in an instant, when the first bomb exploded outside its doors. The runners shop was turned into a makeshift triage for bombing victims. Employees, who were inside the store when the bombs went off, became first responders, tearing apparel off hangers to use as tourniquets.
"Surreal, that's probably the best way to say it," Shane O'Hara, the store's manager, says, looking out from inside the store on a warm spring day — a day not unlike last year's marathon, when three people were killed and more than 260 others wounded by the blasts.
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