120th Boston Marathon Kicks Off As Victims Reflect
BOSTON, Mass. (CNN) —
Today is the 120th annual Boston Marathon - the third since the terror attacks that killed three people and injured more than 260 others.
Race officials say they're taking special precautions with this year's race after the recent high-profile terror attacks in Brussels and Paris.
On April 15th, 2013, brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev set off pressure cooker bombs along the Boston Marathon finish line, and then led police on a massive manhunt across the greater Boston area. Tamerlan was killed by police. Dzhokhar was convicted on 30 counts related to the bombing, and sentenced to death.
While trying to escape authorities, the Tsarnaev brothers killed two police officers and injured 16 others. One of those wounded officers says his recover since then has been "miraculous." And as Brynn Gingras now reports, he believes he's lucky he's still alive.