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Findlay runners hold 'prayer run' for Boston Marathon victims

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FINDLAY, OH (Toledo News Now) -

To pay tribute to the marathon runners and spectators injured in the Boston explosions April 15, runners in Findlay woke up early Tuesday morning for a group "prayer run." It was a four-mile run organized within hours of the attack.

Organizers say people across the country also pledged to do prayer runs. Runners say you have to stay positive in the wake of the tragedy. Many local runners had friends who attended the race.

Two bombs exploded during the Boston Marathon around 2:50 p.m. Monday near the race finish line. At the time of this posting, three people were killed from the blast, and another 176 were injured.

No local runners who attended the event were injured.

Findlay runners say they want to support the victims' loved ones and celebrate those able to finish the race who worked hard to get there. Those involved say it's all about honoring, remembering, and protecting those in the running community.

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