Boston Marathon runners given second chance to run

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on May 26, 2013 at 12:25 AM

Updated Sunday, May 26 at 12:25 AM

BOSTON (WHAS11) – Runners who weren’t able to finish the Boston Marathon because of the bombings were given a second chance Saturday afternoon.

An estimated 2,000 runners participated in the event and many of them were pulled off the course before the finish line during the original race.

One runner, Jarrod Clowery, was very close to the second blast.

Despite 37 pieces of shrapnel doctors removed from his body, he was able to complete his task.

“It’s just unbelievable. The people of Boston, it’s unbelievable. All the love, even you guys with the cameras, I just want to kiss and hug you all. I can’t believe what’s going on here,” he said.

The April 15 Boston Marathon ended abruptly when two bombs went off near the finish line killing three people and wounding more than 250 others.
 

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