"I have a friend from Vietnam who always reminds me that Vietnam is a country, not a war," The Nation's Dave Zirin says, "and I hope we remember the Boston Marathon as a place with history that goes back to 1897, and not just the site of a national and international tragedy." Appearing on Democracy Now! Zirin reflects on the long life, enduring legacy and global reach of the Marathon. 

James Cersonsky

Read Zirin's reflection on the history of the Marathon.