U.S. Relay For Marathon Charity Concludes
Runners in a monthlong coast-to-coast relay of more than 3,300 miles to raise money for a charity aiding Boston Marathon bombing victims have crossed the finish line.
The nonstop relay - One Run for Boston - began March 16 in Santa Monica, Calif., and ended Sunday evening in Boston.
More than 2,000 runners ran 3,328 miles through 14 states. They raised more than $425,000 for the One Fund, which supports people who were directly affected by the bombings last year.
An organizer says runners raced through deserts and survived tornadoes and were upbeat as they neared the finish line.
On the relay, runners also visited the 9/11 memorial in New York City and a memorial for victims of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
This article was originally published on April 13, 2014.