Boston police just made sweep of grandstand with their dogs, spectators were carefully and tightly shuffled out of key areas and credentials were being checked at every stop along the finish line. Front of the medical tent is completely covered with just one opening in the tarp allowing a peek inside. Volunteers just wait now with most of the prep work done.
BOSTON — When one-legged runner Chris Mehmel, of East Sandwich, Mass., was training for the 2012 Boston Marathon, an act of kindness occurred that had him overcome with gratitude.
Mehmel, who has a right leg below-knee prosthesis as a result of a birth defect, was out running up the notorious Heartbreak Hill — an uphill area between the 20- and 21-mile marks of the Boston Marathon route — when he was approached by a man who had caught sight of both his prosthetic leg and his Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary training jersey
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