The 2014 Boston Marathon was an emotional roller coaster that displayed the human and American spirit with great stories all day long coming out of Boston.

A runner collapsed near the finish line from exhaustion but a number of participants went out of their way to make sure he finished.

One man wore a bib that honored the 8-year-old boy who died due to the bombings last year.

An American won the men's event for the first time 1983.