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There’s no stopping Boston Marathon, say organizers


BOSTON—Boston Marathon organizers said on Tuesday that next year’s race would go ahead as planned and that they are cooperating with law enforcement officials to find those responsible for the deadly blasts.

“We are committed to continuing that tradition with the running of the 118th Boston Marathon in 2014,” said Thomas Grilk, executive director of the Boston Athletic Association on Tuesday.

Grilk, who is a longtime Boston area lawyer, said they have been in contact with civic, state and federal law enforcement officers, who are probing the twin blasts that caused chaos in the city, killing at least three and injuring more than 170, some critically.

“We are cooperating with the city of Boston, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and all federal law enforcement officials in the investigation and the effort to bring those responsible for this tragedy to justice, so we are limited in what information we can provide,” Grilk said.

Grilk vowed the city and the world-famous marathon would bounce back from this.

“Boston is strong. Boston is resilient. Boston is our home. And Boston has made us enormously proud in the past 24 hours,” Grilk said. “The Boston Marathon is a deeply held tradition, an integral part of the fabric and history of our community.”

Grilk said they had 8,500 volunteers and 1,000 medical personnel working the event who saved lives and helped get the wounded emergency treatment. AFP


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  • 33Sam

    The photos mainstream media does not want you to see of the Boston Murderthon:

    infowarsDOTcom/boston-bombing-culprits-found/

    Any news media that does not carry these photos and asks questions as to why there were photos taken of Navy Seal dressed men carrying backpacks one minute and then seen without the backpacks that look exactly like the exploded backpack shown by Fox news, is nothing more than a goon-puppet for the people responsible for these murders. This is one murderthon the U.S. government has been caught having a hand in.

    Mainstream media and Boston authorities are purposely “looking the other way” on this. Proof that media is lying for the lying government.

    Here, Infowars reporter Dan Bidondi asks Boston Governor Patrick, FBI Agent DesLauriers, and the Boston police-force heads about why the marathon contestants were told over loud speakers, that a bomb drill was taking place on the race grounds at the same time the race was happening and not to worry, moments before the bombs went off. Bidondi’s questions were rudely ignored with deer-in-the-headlights stares from the Governor and his entourage:

    youtubeDOTcom/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SqmtMA25kW4#!

  • http://www.facebook.com/noel.arellano Noel Marcon Arellano

    why stop a long time running tradition!! Only death can stop a runner! I hope to qualify and run the Boston in the future!



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