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
Nick Pelton of Florida hugs his mom, Colleen, at today's 'OneRun' in Boston.   (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

(Newser) – 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.



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Vincebus
May 26, 2013 7:38 PM CDT
Awright! God bless 'em all! A show of respect and unity.
Hadyomama
May 25, 2013 11:48 AM CDT
If we stopped bombing and otherwise murdering folks in other countries in a futile attempt to perpetuate the flawed, selfish, unsustainable 'merican way, this shit would not happen.
82ndgijoe
May 25, 2013 11:24 AM CDT
That's awesome