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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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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