More than a month after the bombings that took three lives and wounded more than 260 people, thousands of runners got the chance to reclaim an experience that had been robbed of them -- crossing the finish line at the Boston Marathon.
About 3,000 marathon participants and bombing victims gathered in light rain Saturday to run the final mile of the race while honoring those affected by the tragedy and emergency workers in an event known as OneRun, spokeswoman Kathleen McGonagle said.
“It was very emotional to run down this street and see all the people cheering,” said OneRun organizer J. Alain Ferry, who was prevented from completing his ninth consecutive Boston Marathon on April 15 and ran the final mile Saturday.
He added: “There were a lot of tears. And I can feel in my throat that there are going to be more. This was a scab for everyone that just was not healing.”