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Auburn runners honor victims of Boston Marathon bombings

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About 30 runners participated in a 'run of silence', Tuesday. The event was organized by the Auburn branch of The Big Dog Running Company.

Participant Trey Crittenden sported his Boston Red Sox T-shirt as he joined the group on the 2 mile run.

"It was pretty emotional because we usually like to talk and stuff to make the time go faster, so we had a lot of time to think about it," said Crittenden.

He said he is a frequent visitor to Boston and was shocked to hear that something like this had happened to one of his favorite cities.

"It was kind of hard to process and think about, that something could happen like that. I think it sometimes takes something like this to bring people together, but I hate that it happened and our prayers go out to the whole community," added Crittenden.

Also among the group was Auburn University professor Mary Robbins.

"I think we run for so many different reasons, we run to grieve, we run to recover, we run to overcome and I think today we ran to support those and overcome the tragedies of yesterday," said Robbins.

Some runners sported more than colorful sneakers during the commemorative run. The Big Dog Running Company handed out American Flags for runners so they could show their support for those affected by Monday's tragedy.

"This is the United States. This is a great country, and you know, we wont be defeated, this tragedy wont stop us," said runner Cindy Hammonds.

Hammonds is new to running but she said the attack will not stop her from continuing her new favorite activity.

Liz Buckthorpe

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