Runner can’t make it to the Boston Marathon finish line, so others carry him to the end

Marathons are massively difficult enterprises for the people who participate, feats of incredible endurance that are accompanied by a staggering physical toll.

Sometimes, the people who train and train are simply unable to finish. That happened on Monday at the Boston Marathon, with a runner falling down just shy of the finish line.

Here, in three images, is what happened next:

Sigh, fine: People are wonderful sometimes, I guess.

UPDATE: Wesley Lowery has much more here on the story behind these images.

 

Mark Berman is a reporter on the National staff. He runs Post Nation, a destination for breaking news and developing stories from around the country.

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