Fort Wayne runners honor marathon victims

Marathon survivor Erika Brannock, a teacher from Maryland, uses a walker as she prepares to cross the finish line following a tribute in honor of the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  To mark the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings that killed three people and injured more than 260, runners from the Fort Wayne area braved the  cold to show their continued support.

The Boston Memorial Run took place Tuesday night and began at Fleet Feet Sports, located at 5661 Coventry Lane at the Village of Coventry.

In 2013, tens of thousands of runners showed their support by staging organized runs two days after the bombings.

The first mile of the run, which went through the Lutheran Medical Campus and along the Towpath Trail, was run in silence. Runners were asked to wear blue and yellow, the colors of the Boston Marathon and run at least 2.62 miles which is a tenth of the length of a marathon course.


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