Day of triumph at Boston Marathon becomes day of terror, tragedy

Or at least it was.

Danielle says she'll probably never run Boston again.

Not now.

And she and her husband had plans to run the upcoming New York Marathon, but they might cancel those plans, too.

She says she feels too vulnerable and unsafe now.

The terrorists win again.

"What are you going to do?" Jon Hughes asks. "How are you going to watch every fan and secure every inch of sidewalk?"

You can't.

It's impossible.

There's no defense against insanity.

Mass chaos. Shattered windows. Bombs shaking buildings. Bloody corpses being taken away on stretchers. Panicked people running for their lives.

We're not just spectators or participants anymore; we're potential targets.

The sports world changed on Monday and it will never again be the same.

mbianchi@tribune.com. Follow him on Twitter @BianchiWrites. Listen to his radio show every weekday from 6 to 9 a.m. on 740 AM.

 
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