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Runners pause to honor Boston Marathon victims

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OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) -

Runners participating in the Oshkosh Half Marathon this weekend will pause to honor those affected by the Boston Marathon bombing.

Organizers say a brief ceremony will be held prior to the race in Oshkosh Sunday morning. Several Wisconsin runners who ran the Boston Marathon earlier this week will talk about their experiences at the world's oldest marathon, where two bombs exploded Monday, killing three people and injuring more than 170 others.

Midwest Sports Events is organizing the Oshkosh Half Marathon and 5K. Executive director Gloria West says they reached out to all Wisconsin runners who were at the Boston Marathon and invited them to Sunday's event. The Oshkosh Northwestern (http://oshko.sh/14C76zN ) says between 20 and 30 runners who were in Boston are expected to join about 2,700 runners signed up for the event.

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