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Boston Bombing Survivors Finish Last Mile of Race

Jacqueline Jackson |
May 25, 2013 | 9:08 a.m. PDT

Executive Producer

OneRun Boston Marathon Survivors Crossing The Finish Line | Credit @MattPep15
OneRun Boston Marathon Survivors Crossing The Finish Line | Credit @MattPep15
An estimated 2,000 people raced throughout the streets of Boston Saturday morning to finish the final mile of the Boston Marathon race. The event, which was originally held on April 15, was ended abruptly by two explosions that killed 3 people and wounded more than 260 others.

Early Saturday morning runners joined survivors of the Boston Bombing and ran OneRun a race from Kenmore Square to the final finish line the Boston Marathon to not only honor the victims and emergency workers who came to their aid but also reclaim the strength and victory of Boston.

According to ESPN Boston, marathon organizer Kathleen McGonagle said that, "OneRun honors victims and emergency workers and allows runners to reclaim the final mile."

Runners from all over crossed the newly painted finish line. However, even as Boston rebuilds, authorities are still discovering and searching for more information into why the Boston Bombings occurred.

On Wednesday, an FBI agent shot and killed Ibragim Todashev a close friend of Dzhokar Tsarnaev one of the accused Boston bombers. As Boston focuses its efforts on rebuilding the city authorities are still piecing together the reasons behind the multiple attacks planned by the Tsarnaev brothers.

Check out the STORIFY below for pictures and comments from Saturday's event.

You can watch live footage of the race to the finish line here.

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