Austin runners show love for Boston

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by SHELTON GREEN / KVUE News and photojournalist MATT OLSEN

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Posted on April 18, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Updated Thursday, Apr 18 at 11:47 PM

AUSTIN – A sea of local runners gathered in the Austin High School parking lot Thursday evening for a memorial run in honor of the fallen and the survivors from Monday’s bomb attacks at the Boston Marathon.

At least 1,000 people from a number of Austin running clubs met with glowsticks in hand to embark on a three-mile run with a purpose.

“No matter what good or bad happens, we can all stay together and support each other. Good or bad, we're all in this together just taking one step at a time,” said runner Chris Garlington.

“I could have been (there) around that time," said Ava White, another participant in Thursday’s run. "Had I gone with my husband like I have before, I could have been a spectator.”

Similar runs are being held this week across the country including Miami where thousands of runners gathered two days ago to show their support for the victims of Boston’s tragedy.

 

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