America was left stunned after at least two bombs went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon, killing three people and leaving 176 injured, 17 of those critically. It happened at 2:50 on Monday afternoon as thousands were finishing the race.
The city of Boston is on high alert and Monday night’s Bruins-Senators game was postponed.
The chilling scene sparked thousands of prayers and words of encouragement across Twitter and the sports world was no exception. Here’s a sample of what some athletes around the world posted as the events unfolded.