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Sat May 25, 2013, 09:12 PM

Thousands of runners finish last stretch of the Marathon route [View all]

Source: Boston Globe

The deadly bombings near the finish line of last month’s Boston Marathon stopped runners in their tracks, many just moments away from the triumphant, redemptive end to months of grueling training and fund-raising.

But on this dreary, drizzly morning, thousands of runners and their supporters came out to finish what they started, jogging the final mile from Kenmore Square to the finish line and reclaiming the long-imagined moment they were denied.

“It’s a great way to show the strength of Boston and the camaraderie in our city,” said Liza Marie Felici, a 28-year-old Dover resident who was stopped at mile 25.5 during the marathon. “There’s a sense of closure.... Yes, it’s a month later, but it’s happening.”

The event, called OneRun and bearing the slogan “we’ll get our finish,” was organized by a coalition of Boston running clubs and businesses. Word about the race spread quickly on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks; about 3,000 participated, organizers said.

Read more: http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/05/25/thousand-runners-finish-last-leg-marathon-remembering-bombing-victims/nVVPJUVbolRVgtEF1fVBzJ/story.html

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