The bombing at the Boston Marathon last year did not stop the runners and supporters this year! According to CBS News, 36,000 runners participated this year, which is the second largest amount of participants in The Boston Marathon history! CBS also says that 100 cameras were installed throughout the course, thousands of officers were put on the scene and 4 helicopters were constantly flying to make sure everyone was safe. Boston Marathon participant, Jason Parr says that the enviroment of the race was a feeling that people thought they needed to prove Americans were strong! He also says, the finish line was the greatest accomplishment for those who did not get to finsih last year. Every runner spent time at the finish line to remember the lives of those who were injured or hurt!