Runners mark anniversary of Boston Marathon bombing with special route
About 100 runners took to the streets of Boston to mark the two-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing on Wednesday.
Wednesday marked the first One Boston Day, a new city tradition created to remember and reflect on the victims of the bombings. According to TODAY News, the runners ran a 4.44 mile route that spelled out the word "Boston" when charted on GPS.
This is why I got up at 3:45 today! To spend the morning running with my @zoommultisport family! There were many other runners representing several clubs/groups out this morning but these guys and gals are who made it an incredible morning! I'll never forget what I saw or what happened that day, but more importantly I'll remember the good things that have followed those days and how lucky I am to be able to live in this great city and compete again in this world class event! #OneBostonDay #BostonStrong #BostonMarathon
The family of 8-year-old Martin Richard, who was one of three killed in the blasts, was active in the day's events. His sister Jane, who lost her leg in the bombings, helped unveil a set of banners along with her family and walked down Boylston Street as part of a ceremony honoring victims and survivors.
- Jeremy Woo