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Cross-US race set for Boston bombing victims

January 10, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — Hundreds of runners are preparing for a four-week, coast-to-coast relay race to honor three people killed in last year’s Boston Marathon bombings and raise money for 260 people wounded when twin explosions went off near the finish line of the world’s oldest marathon.

Organizers want to raise $1 million from this year’s One Run for Boston, which is scheduled to finish a week before this year’s marathon and two days before the anniversary of the explosions. The money will go to The One Fund, a charity established to help those who were injured or significantly affected by the bombings.

A similar event last year raised $91,000.

The race will go through the same 14 states as last year, organizer Kate Treleaven said by telephone from her home in Devon County, England.

The race is divided into 330 segments, with an average length of 10 miles (16 kilometers).

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