Silent run held to honor Boston bombing victims

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After the run was finished, all the runners gathered for a moment of silent reflection and prayer; a scene that was repeated at other locations around metro Atlanta.

ATLANTA - Dozens of runners got up before sunrise Tuesday to remember the Boston Marathon bombing victims the best way they knew how: by running.

There were a total of seven runs across the Atlanta metro.

In midtown Atlanta, organizers stressed the run was to honor the marathon explosion victims.

The Big Peach Running Company put out the word Monday that it would sponsor one-mile silent runs at each of its metro Atlanta locations in DeKalb, Fulton, Cobb and Gwinnett counties.

Thirty-three runners showed up at the company's Brookhaven location off Peachtree Road.

Everyone was very solemn. There wasn't a whole lot of talking even before the run began.

Channel 2's Richard Elliot spoke with one woman, now 70 years old, who ran in three Boston marathons in the 1990s.

Azalia Boyd runs half-marathons but is still training for her first full one.

"We felt like it was pretty personal for us because this is something that we do and we enjoy and I don't think either of us are ever going to cross a finish line and not think about what happened," Boyd said about her and her friend who showed up to run Tuesday.

After the run was finished, all the runners gathered for a moment of silent reflection and prayer; a scene that was repeated at other locations around metro Atlanta.



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