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“We Will Finish the Race”: The Making of Boston’s Iconic Marathon Shoes Cover

Moments after the bombings rocked Boylston Street, and with less than a week until the presses rolled, Boston magazine’s staff knew they needed to create a new cover image for its May 2013 issue that captured the spirit of the city. The rest is literally history. Here’s how they did it.

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