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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 “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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