Boston Marathon Bombing Named Year's Top Sports Story

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

The Boston Marathon bombing has been selected the sports story of the year in an annual vote conducted by The Associated Press.

Two pressure cooker bombs exploded near the finish line of the April 15th race in an area packed with fans cheering the runners. Three people were killed and more than 260 injured. One of the brothers believed to be responsible was killed by law enforcement, the other was captured and is awaiting trial.

Ninety-six ballots were submitted from U.S. news organizations. Voters were asked to rank the top 10 sports stories of the year with the first-place story receiving 10 points, the second-place story nine points and so on.

The marathon attack drew 761 points and 67 first-place votes. The No. 2 sports story, Lance Armstrong's admission of doping, had five first-place votes and 517 points.


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