Boston Marathon coverage: From solemn remembrances to celebratory moments

In the lead up to the tenth anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, WBUR reporters, podcasters, commentators and photographers are bringing the story of the marathon to life across platforms. From a curated photo gallery at CitySpace on Commonwealth Avenue to first-person stories on Cognoscenti, a special episode of the Endless Thread podcast, on-air features and social media posts, WBUR is your destination for complete coverage of the marathon and its impact across the city. Here's a quick rundown of what you can expect on air, online, on social media and in person.

Visit: The Finish Line Gallery

Through Friday, April 14, walk by our glass windows facing 890 Commonwealth Ave. to see 10 photographs from WBUR Newsroom photographers Jesse Costa and Robin Lubbock that capture the spirit of Boston over the past decade.

Read: Cognoscenti contributors

Starting with Myrieme Churchill, who examines extremism in a piece this week, Cognoscenti features writers remembering the bombing anniversary all week long, including Tova Miris and Alex Ashlock as well as Olympian Kara Goucher.

Listen: On air

Each day leading up to April 17, listen live for stories of the survivors and security specialists who continue to live with and learn from the Marathon bombing, perspectives you’ve not heard before plus in-depth coverage on Marathon Monday from our hosts and reporters at Morning Edition, Radio Boston and Here & Now.

Follow: On social media

We asked for folks to share their marathon memories on social media and will feature them on our channels and on Cognoscenti online. You'll also want to catch our Instagram coverage in real time all day on race day.

Explore: Online

Our in-depth coverage at includes:

  • All the logistics you need to know about the memorial and One Boston Day on Saturday, April 15, as well as race day, Monday, April 17.
  • Photography from the start and finish lines on Marathon Monday.
  • A look into the psychological trauma that persists not just for survivors but for the entire Boston community following tragic events like the bombings.
  • Insight into the ways hospitals respond to major emergencies today.
  • Updates on throughout race day on Monday, April 17.
  • Watch marathoner-turned-memoirist Kara Goucher speak about her experiences in the sport (recorded at CitySpace; Goucher will also appear on air Friday, April 14).

Subscribe: WBUR Today

Find all our marathon coverage in one place by signing up for the WBUR Today newsletter, which will bring you a marathon takeover on Monday, April 17.

Stream: Endless Thread podcast

Coming on Friday, April 14: Endless Thread co-hosts Amory Sivertson and Ben Brock Johnson discuss the Boston Marathon bombings through the lens of crowd-sourced crime-solving, and remember Sunil Tripathi, the Brown University student whose disappearance and resemblance to one of the actual suspects in the bombings led to a swarm of social media sleuths' suspicion about his involvement in the crime. Listen on or wherever you get your podcasts.

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