Thousands Run Last Mile of Boston

    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, 2013. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

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    It was a heartening scene in Boston on Saturday when around 3,000 people ran across Boylston Street, the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The runners gathered over a month after the race was bombed to run its final mile together, cheered on by a gathered crowd. The event was organized by a group called OneRun, whose goal was to honor the victims and emergency workers of the April 15 disaster by reclaiming the last mile so many were prevented from completing. As runners crossed the finish line in a spirit of solidarity and healing, one woman remarked, "Now I feel like I've earned my medal."

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