The New Sports Illustrated Boston Marathon Cover Is Pretty Powerful Stuff

  • Rick Chandler

Here’s the new Sports Illustrated Boston Marathon cover for this week (you can see the entire thing below), and I think they got it right. It shows four of Boston’s finest converging over marathoner Bill Iffrig, 78, who was knocked down by one of the blasts as he approached the finish line (he was about 10 feet away). But got up and finished the race.

The now famous photo was taken by John Tlumacki of the the Boston Globe.

Iffrig’s son, Mark, was tracking his father online and didn’t know what happened until he went on Facebook to post about him finishing the race.