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Hundreds run Boston Marathon's final mile

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  • Runners who were unable to finish the Boston Marathon on April 15 because of the bombings cross the finish line on Boylston Street after the city allowed them to finish the last mile of the race in Boston, Saturday, May 25.

      Runners who were unable to finish the Boston Marathon on April 15 because of the bombings cross the finish line on Boylston Street after the city allowed them to finish the last mile of the race in Boston, Saturday, May 25.
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  • Rachel, left, and Pam Vingsness of Newton, Mass., hug each other after crossing the finish line as runners who were unable to finish the Boston Marathon on April 15 because of the bombings were allowed to finish the last mile of the race in Boston, Saturday, May 25.

      Rachel, left, and Pam Vingsness of Newton, Mass., hug each other after crossing the finish line as runners who were unable to finish the Boston Marathon on April 15 because of the bombings were allowed to finish the last mile of the race in Boston, Saturday, May 25.
    Associated Press

  • A police officer escorts a woman in Muslim dress to an entrance of the Graham, Putnam, at Mahoney Funeral Parlors in Worcester, Mass., where the body of slain Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev is being prepared for burial. Within hours of the blasts at the Boston Marathon, government officials and members of Boston's Muslim community called each other to offer assistance. These calls were the fruits of years of cultivating relationships between the government and American Muslim communities, efforts made to ultimately prevent the very type of attack last month in Boston.

      A police officer escorts a woman in Muslim dress to an entrance of the Graham, Putnam, at Mahoney Funeral Parlors in Worcester, Mass., where the body of slain Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev is being prepared for burial. Within hours of the blasts at the Boston Marathon, government officials and members of Boston's Muslim community called each other to offer assistance. These calls were the fruits of years of cultivating relationships between the government and American Muslim communities, efforts made to ultimately prevent the very type of attack last month in Boston.
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BOSTON -- 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.

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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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