Hundreds run Boston Marathon's final mile
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BOSTON ó Hundreds of runners are joining victims of the Boston Marathon bombings to finish the last mile of the race, reclaiming the triumph of crossing the finish line after explosives went off while many athletes were still running.
More than 2,000 runners and bombing victims gathered in light rain Saturday morning to run the final mile of the world's oldest annual marathon. The event, known as OneRun, begins at Kenmore Square and concludes at the official finish line.
Explosions near the finish line killed three people and wounded more than 260 on April 15.
Organizer Kathleen McGonagle says OneRun honors victims and emergency workers and allows runners to reclaim the final mile.
The National Anthem was sung by the choir from St. Ann Parish, where 8-year-old victim Martin Richard's family worshipped.
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