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ESPN: Boston Rallied Around Sports For Strength After Marathon Bombings

Boston is synonomous with dedicated sports fans so it’s no surprise that the city drew strength by rallying behind its sports teams after the Marathon bombings. A new piece that aired Monday on ESPN’s Outside the Lines showed just how powerful a role sports were in helping the city to heal.

The piece begins by reliving the day of the bombings through some of those that witnessed it, include Boston.com sports reporter Steve Silva.

“The first response was simple, shock,’’ the narrator said. “And the simplest place to look for many, the reassurance and certainty was to one of the city’s institutions, its identity: Boston sports, its teams, its players.’’

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Silva was at the finish line when the blasts went off and captured raw footage of the explosions, video that was viewed around the world.

Through tributes, moving speeches, and a World Series win, Boston sports teams found a way to honor the community that has for years unfailingly cheered them on.

Watch the full video here.

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