"We start there, every time. Including last year," he said. "What happened in 2013 was the closest and perhaps most poignant part of our history, but part of the history. The history going forward would be written by the people who come and run and watch and participate in all the ways that people do."
"For us, the core principle is the Boston Marathon is an international athletic event focused on competition and excellence," Tom Grilk, the executive director of the Boston Athletic Association, said last week as he prepared for the 119th edition of the race.