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Instead of having fewer runners this year, Boston has more. There are approximately 36,000 runners, an increase of about 9,000, and the crowd is supposed to double from 500,000 to a million people. And to be on the safe side, there is tightened security and extra medical people on-hand.
“We’re very alert, we’re very prepared and we’re assuring people as much as we can that it will be a fun day and a safe one,” said Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick.
This morning a moment of silence was held at the Marathon for all the people deeply affected by the bombs last year. Some people are running for those who died, and the New York Times explains, “Some survivors are expected to emerge from a secure location and cross the finish line with people who are running on their behalf.” It promises to be a very emotional day. Some people who ran last year are back, and others have come to Boston to run specifically as a show of strength.
If all this has left you feeling inspired and wanting to help, Boston’s One Fund is still accepting donations to help those impacted by the bombs. Boston has shown its strength, and people like Eliza are proud of Boston for all it’s done!
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