Boston triumphs as runners finish final marathon mile
More than 2,000 runners, victims and volunteers gathered on Saturday morning to complete the final mile of the world's oldest annual marathon.
In a show of solidarity, pride and strength, more than 2,000 runners gathered to run the final mile of the Boston Marathon on Saturday morning, reclaiming the achievement after the April 15 bombings cut the race short.
Runners, volunteers, victims and supporters all gathered together despite light rain to “reclaim” the mile in what has become known as the “OneRun” event, the AP reported. The run will begin at Kenmore Square and conclude at the race's official finish line.
“For the runner that didn’t get the chance to finish the marathon, this is the chance for them to experience the final mile that was taken away from them,” OneRun organizer Kathleen McGonagle said.
Three people were killed and 260 were injured after two explosives went off near the finish line in Boston’s Back Bay region on April 15.
Saturday's event began with a rendition of the national anthem from the St. Ann Parish choir, the church where 8-year-old bombing victim Martin Richard’s family belonged.
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