Marathon bombing victim, 8, recalled as spirited
BOSTON (AP) — Neighbors and friends remembered 8-year-old Boston bombing victim Martin Richard on Tuesday as a vivacious boy who loved to run, climb, and play sports like soccer, basketball and baseball.
Family friend Jack Cunningham spoke of how as a pint-sized preschooler, Martin had insisted on getting out of a stroller his mom was pushing during a 5K race in South Boston about five years ago.
But once she let him out to run with the rest of the family, Martin had other plans for the rainy race course.
“He was just having a ball, splashing in every puddle,” Cunningham said.