Lindsay Durr, 27
It still feels really surreal to me. It was my second Boston marathon, so I knew what to expect. I was having the most incredible day and saw my friend in Kenmore Square and saw the one-mile sign and was feeling great. I’m just trying to get my head around what happened. In the eight years I’ve lived in this city, I could never imagine this. The Boston Marathon—even if I wasn’t running it—it’s my favorite day in the city. It’s the day the city comes alive more than any other day. It’s just devastating that someone would do this to the marathon.
—As told to Boston magazine. Photo by Scott M. Lacey