Runners holding American flags and a Chinese flag cross the finish line after completing the final mile of the Boston Marathon course during One Run in Boston on Saturday. The event was organized to give athletes and spectators an opportunity to complete the final mile of the Marathon that was cut short when two bombs exploded at the finish line on April 15.
Dominick Reuter | Reuters
Katie Eastman (left) and Kiaren Shaughnessy visit the memorial on Copley Square after crossing the finish line and completing the final mile of the Boston Marathon course during One Run in Boston on Saturday. Eastman participated in the marathon on April 15 but was unable to finish when the course was shut down following the bombing attack.
By The Sports Xchange, Special to the BDN
Posted May 25, 2013, at 2:59 p.m.
More than 2,000 runners finished the Boston Marathon on Saturday, more than a month after the race was cut short because of the April 15 bombings.
During the One Run event, runners completed the final mile of the race in honor of the three people killed and the 260 injured in the terrorist attack.
The event started with the playing of the national anthem sung by the St. Ann Parish choir, the church where 8-year-old victim Martin Richard’s family belonged.