IMS to honor local runners that participated in Boston Marathon

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.— Local and regional runners who participated in the Boston Marathon will be honored at the Indy 500 Sunday.

Officials with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway are expected to announce Friday afternoon that approximately 35 runners who were unable to finish the marathon due to the bombings will take part in a pre-race run Sunday morning. Runners will start at Turn 4 and run to the finish line.

The April 15 Boston Marathon attack wounded 275 people and killed three, including an 8-year-old boy.

According to authorities, suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev created explosive devices from pressure cookers and other materials and detonated them near the finish line of the race.

Officials have said they believe the brothers acted alone, but are investigating whether they could have learned from or been aided by terror groups, including groups overseas.

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