Four-time Boston Marathon winner Bill Rodgers on Thursday presented one of the street banners that will line Boylston Street for this year’s marathon. The banners’ theme of “We Run Together” highlights the many different people who come together for the race, including runners, volunteers, police and medical personnel. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Amy MacDonald of Heritage Flag hung the special “honor banners” which were designed to pay tribute to those affected by last year’s deadly bombing. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
The honor banners, being unveiled here by Marathon Sports manager Shane O’Hara, will hang on Boylston Street in front of Marathon Sports and Forum Restaurant, near where the two bombs exploded during last year’s marathon. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh spoke briefly Thursday before the new banners were unveiled. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
John Hancock has cut last year’s actual race banners into honor bracelets that will be given to each of this year’s 36,000 registered runners. Here, O’Hara and Rodgers unveiled the special honor banner in front of Marathon Spots on Boylston Street. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Photos by WBUR’s Jesse Costa, reporting by The Associated Press.