April 21st, 2014
01:03 PM ET

A Look at the "Boston Strong" Store One Year Later

For almost forty years, Marathon Sports has been a fixture of Boston.

But on April 15th, 2013, a bomb exploded right out front, and what happened next would make this place much more than a store.

Assistant Manager Kevin Dillon says within seconds the store became a makeshift emergency room and t-shirts became tourniquets.

"T-shirts that you’re looking at right now – we took them off the clothing racks and tried to wrap people up to try to stop some of the bleeding, but also just to comfort some of the people that were in that position... A lot of my colleagues were a part of that and we’re very proud to say they acted as they did on that day."

And they never stopped, reports CNN's Chris Cuomo.

What was once a store was now a symbol of resilience that captivated the nation: Boston Strong.

CNN's Chris Cuomo profiles Marathon Sports, the store that coined the phrase "Boston Strong."

CNN's Chris Cuomo profiles Marathon Sports, the store that coined the phrase "Boston Strong."

A view of the front of Marathon Sports in Boston.

A view of the front of Marathon Sports in Boston.

Chris Cuomo bought this shirt for Michaela Pereira.

Chris Cuomo bought this shirt for Michaela Pereira.

 

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