Lansing Marathon to pay tribute to Boston victims

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Organizers of Sunday's Lansing Marathon say paying tribute to the victims of the Boston bombings is a top priority.

Among those doing so will be Virginia Beard, who was a half-mile from the finish line when the explosions went off.

She'll kick off Lansing's marathon by running its last half-mile with Mayor Virg Bernero before receiving a medal and leading the crowd in a moment of silence.

Assistant race director Pam Jodway tells the Detroit Free Press some are planning to wear blue and yellow, the colors of the Boston Marathon.

Bath resident Heidi Hagy ran in Boston on Monday and will wear her blue-and-yellow jacket Sunday in honor of the victims.

Hagy tells the Lansing State Journal it's a good way to remember "them and what they went through."

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