The 118th Boston Marathon | Records Broken, Friendships Forged

"I just met Sarah at the starting line," says Lynn Crisci, 37, of Boston about her new friend and marathon companion Sarah Reinertsen, 38, of Orange County, California after the duo finish the Boston Marathon together. Crisci says she is still shaken by last year's deadly bombings that left her struggling with a traumatic brain injury. Patrick Raycraft | praycraft@courant.com

“I just met Sarah at the starting line,” says Lynn Crisci, 37, (at left) of Boston about her newly-found friend Sarah Reinertsen who Crisci came to befriend and depend on along the entire 26.2 mile route of the 118th Boston Marathon.  Reinertsen, 38, of Orange County, California helps Crisci gain her composure for a photograph in the finishing chute at the end of the race. Crisci says she survived last year’s deadly bombings but is still shaken by the explosive shock that has left her struggling with a traumatic brain injury. Sarah and Lynn finished the race together.  Patrick Raycraft | praycraft@courant.com

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