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04/21/2014 05:13 pm ET Updated Apr 22, 2014

Photos Of Runner Being Carried Toward Finish Line Capture What Boston Marathon Is All About

This year's Boston Marathon is memorable for a few reasons.

It's the first race since bombings killed three people and injured 260 more in 2013, and the first time since 1983 that an American man won the race.

Boston came roaring back with a reinvigorated sense of pride, strength and togetherness. That's why this series of photos -- tweeted by Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery -- perfectly illustrates the spirit of the 118th Boston Marathon.

The photos show a man whose legs gave out near the end of the race and was carried by fellow racers toward the finish line:





Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that the runners carried their fellow racer across the finish line. While they carried him toward the finish line, he crossed by himself.

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