THESSALONIKI, Greece -- Thousands of athletes taking part in a marathon and three shorter road races in northern Greece are commemorating the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings in the process.
Runners are wearing black bracelets with "Thessaloniki to Boston" written on them and most are also wearing a sign on their running gear that reads "Why?" in white letters on a black background.
The Thessaloniki Marathon started Sunday morning in the ancient city of Pella. The route finishes in the center of Thessaloniki.
Teklu Geto Metaferia of Ethiopia won the marathon for the second year in a row in 2 hours, 19 minutes and 29 seconds, 51 seconds ahead of compatriot Debas Abate Tefera.