Thousands Run Last Mile of Boston Marathon

OneRun gives runners, victims a little more closure
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 25, 2013 10:29 AM CDT
Thousands Run Last Mile of Boston Marathon
Nick Pelton of Florida hugs his mom, Colleen, at today's 'OneRun' in Boston.   (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Thousands of athletes joined victims of the Boston Marathon bombings to run and walk the last mile of the race today, reclaiming the triumph of crossing the finish line. About 3,000 runners and bombing victims gathered in light rain this morning to run the final mile of the world's oldest annual marathon. The event, known as OneRun, ended at the official finish line. The idea was not only to honor first-responders and victims, but to let runners who didn't get a chance to finish do so. (More Boston Marathon bombing stories.)

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