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Photos: Five years later, Boston Strong

Originally Published: April 8, 2018
By ESPN Staff Profile

Carlos Arredondo at the The Blessing of the Athletes.Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe/Getty ImagesRed Cross volunteer and Boston hero Carlos Arredondo (right) participated in the Blessing of the Athletes service at the Old South Church on Sunday.

At 2:49 p.m. on April 15, 2013, two explosions on Boylston Street forever changed the Boston Marathon -- and the people involved. Friends, family and fans paid tribute over the weekend to remember 29-year-old Krystle Campbell, 8-year-old Martin Richard, 23-year-old Lingzi Lu, 27-year-old MIT patrol officer Sean Collier, and the survivors.

Carlos Arredondo leads the congregation in prayer.Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe/Getty ImagesArredondo, who helped injured runners and spectators in 2013, leads the congregation in prayer during the special Mass for Boston runners.

A runner kneels at the site of the Boston Marathon bombing.Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe/Getty ImagesA runner kneels at the site of the Boston Marathon bombing on the five-year anniversary.

Ceremony at the site of the second Boston Marathon explosion.AP Photo/Michael DwyerLingzi Lu's father, Jun Lu, and aunt Helen Zhao carry a wreath ahead of Martin Richard's family during a ceremony at the site of the second explosion.

Patricia Campbell lays a wreath down in honor of her daughterJessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe/Getty ImagesMassachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker stands alongside Patricia Campbell (blue jacket) at the site where her daughter, Krystle Campbell, was killed.

Christopher Nzenwa praysAP Photo/Michael DwyerChristopher Nzenwa of Boston prays at the site of the first explosion.

Survivors Patrick Downes and Jessica KenskyBillie Weiss/Getty ImagesBoston Marathon bombing survivors Patrick Downes and Jessica Kensky are introduced before a game between the Red Sox and Orioles on Friday at Fenway Park.

Jeff Bauman is honored during the Red Sox game.Adam Glanzman/Getty ImagesSurvivor Jeff Bauman (center) and Arredondo were also recognized during a Red Sox game.

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