Commends Participants Finishing Boston Marathon

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I believe that the people who participated in today’s magnificent event displayed to the country and the world what true courage is. finance and lifestyle magazine released their support of the 3,000 runners who succeeded in finishing the last mile of the Boston Marathon which was taken from them when two bombs went off near the finish line on April 15th. encouraged its readers to embody in their golden years the sort of courage, pride and spirit that was exemplified yesterday, and congratulated each and every participant for their efforts.

USA Today reported that approximately 3,000 runners and bombing victims came together on Saturday morning, May 25th, to honor the last run of the Boston Marathon, which was cut short on April 15th. Three people were killed and over 260 wounded when two explosions near the finish line went off on the day of the actual marathon. The participants of today’s event, known as OneRun, started at Kenmore Square and ran or walked the one mile to the marathon’s official finish line in Copley Square. The USA Today article stated that the event brought healing and hope to many. is incredibly proud of the participants, and sent out a heartfelt congratulations and thanks to each runner.’s Senior staff writer is quoted as saying, “When a group of people come together after a tragedy such as the one Boston experienced last month, it sends the message that we as a nation are strong, proud, resilient, and unbreakable. These people reclaimed the final mile with great honor, and I could not be more proud to be an American than at a time like this. We at wish to personally thank each and every runner, participant, supporter, organizer, and fan who were involved in today’s event.”

The above-mentioned May 25, 2013, USA Today article included a statement from Rosy Spraker, who had been running her seventh Boston Marathon when the bombings prevented her from completing the final half-mile of the race. Spraker, a Virginia resident, joined today’s OneRun and finally sported her medal, stating, “Now I feel like I’ve earned my medal. I wanted to run for the victims, for freedom, to show the world that nothing is going to stop us.” Spraker’s husband, Lesley, is quoted as saying, “Somebody that thinks that they’re going to stop a marathoner from running doesn’t understand the mentality of a marathoner.” encouraged its readers, retired and otherwise, to share in the courage, fearlessness, and integrity that the runners personified today.’s Senior staff writer is quoted as saying, “I believe that the people who participated in today’s magnificent event displayed to the country and the world what true courage is. I would hearten our readers to embody this trait in every aspect of life. Do something each and every day that scares you. Don’t be afraid to stand up for what you know to be true in your heart. Live life to the absolute and complete fullest, each and every minute. Marathon runners are some of the most health conscientious people out there; they aren’t seen as a group of people who need death insurance, and while those despicable acts were intentional, the truth is that none of us knows when we will take our final breathe. We must embrace life with all the intensity, enthusiasm and fearlessness we can muster. And we can look to the marathon runners as examples of how to do so.”

The USA Today article stated that donations from corporate sponsors funded the operational costs of OneRun, and though the event was not a fundraiser, the excess money will be donated to a charity to benefit bombing victims.

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