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Dozens run in Medford to remember Boston bombing tragedy

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MEDFORD (WAOW) -

Laura Lundy is an avid runner. She said watching the tragedy at the Boston Marathon was tough.

"It really was that connection, it was a sinking feeling and it was just really awful," said Lundy.

After the twin bombings sent shock waves through Boston's streets, she knew she had to do something here.

"My running friend Davey texted me and said we really need to do something and I said, I was thinking the same thing," said Lundy.

Lundy and her friends gathered dozens of people for a 2.6 mile run in Medford, deemed "Running to Remember Boston".

"We're here to support them, and that they should continue to run, because we are stronger than anything else, than terrorism or anything," said Runner, Shawn Sullivan.

Although Boston is hundreds of miles from Medford, these runners said it was a way to stay connected.

"The tragedy that happened in Boston really hit home because as a runner, I have my family support me and they would be at a race supporting me and I could just understand how awful those runners must feel," said Sullivan.

Lundy said that's why they carried their flags and wore red, white and blue on the course.

Runners also wore special bibs with the number 26.2, representing the length of the Boston Marathon.

"To get to the end and have that happen is just really awful," said Lundy.

She hopes this run can show the people of Boston, they have central Wisconsin and the nation supporting them.

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