Final Boston Marathon mile run

Thousands of runners joined victims' families of the Boston Marathon bombings to run and walk the last mile of the race on Saturday.

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Around 4,000 to attend Boston Marathon mile run

More than 4,000 people are expected to attend a memorial day run to honour victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

Prime Minister Enda Kenny of Ireland (center L) visits a memorial in Copley Square near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Credit: REUTERS/Dominick

The event, along Boylston Street, already has more than 2,600 people signed up on the #OneRun event’s Facebook page, saying they will participate in the run along the last mile of the Boston Marathon route.

The run has been organised by several running clubs, teams, events, businesses and organisations in Boston.

At 10am local time today (3pm GMT), runners will meet at the “one mile left” mark.

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Thousands to run final mile of Boston Marathon

A woman is comforted by a man near a triage tent set up for the Boston Marathon Credit: Reuters

Thousands of people will run the final mile of the Boston Marathon later today as part of a free, non competitive run.

"One Run" will take place at 10 am local time - and has garnered over 2,500 RSVPs on its Facebook page.

Jon Ritter-Roderick, one of the organisers of One Run, told Metro.us: “We are not concerned about who finishes first, or who finishes last,” he said. “Just the show of completing something that was interrupted will be a huge step in the right direction for Boston.”

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