This Is What the Boston Marathon Is All About

Joseph Swift (left) and Timothy Messen (right) help Caleb Brackett cross the marathon finish line.
Joseph Swift (left) and Timothy Messen (right) help Caleb Brackett cross the marathon finish line. –Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe

Who said marathons aren’t a team sport?

When runners were in need of a helping hand (or hands) at Monday’s Boston Marathon, they didn’t even need to ask — their fellow marathoners were there to pick them up. Here are some photos of the kindness along the route:

Wearing a heat blanket, a runner gets some help as he enters Kenmore Square. —Darren McCollester/Getty Images
Jacy Kruzel, of New York, receives some assistance after crossing the finish line. —Elise Amendola/AP
A runner is wrapped in a heat blanket on Boylston Street. —Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

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