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City Runners Mark Year Since Boston Marathon Bombing

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City runners stood in solidarity with their Boston counterparts Tuesday, a year since two bombs went off at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and wounding more than 260 others.

The city of Boston held a number of tributes throughout the day.

They started with a wreath-laying ceremony outside the restaurant where the bombings took place.

Vice President Joe Biden spoke along with other officials at a memorial event at the Hynes Convention Center, a few blocks from the bombing site.

"All the survivors here and elsewhere. You're living proof. You're living proof that America could never never never be defeated," Biden said.

"It's about dancing again after losing a leg. It's about starting a marriage forged in tragedy. It's about learning early on to care for family and friends. The testing of our faith produces perseverance," said Boston Mayor Martin Walsh.

A flag raising and a moment of silence was also held at the marathon's finish line, marking the time of the attack.

The two pressure-cooker bombs exploded just seconds apart near the end of the race.

Krystle Campbell, 29, Lingzi Lu, 23, and Martin Richard, 8, were killed.

Authorities say the Tsarnaev brothers planned and orchestrated the attacks.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, died after a chase and gunfight with police three days after the bombings.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 20, was found injured in a boat following that shootout.

The younger man has pleaded not guilty to 30 federal charges and is awaiting trial.

He faces a possible death sentence if convicted.

Locally, the New York Road Runners Breakfast Club dedicated their weekly outing to the people affected by last year's events.

NY1 spoke with two sisters who will be running in this year's marathon.

"It's to support what happened, but also, the runners have really united based off what happened, so it's kind of, it's great to be able to participate," said Alysia Duffeau, who will be running the Boston Marathon.

Ambreleah Duffeau, running Boston Marathon: Well, I think it's a day to continue to unite, and especially with it being the anniversary of the date of the bombing.
Alysia Duffeau: And also because we're running.
Ambreleau Duffeau: And it's our last-minute training for the Boston Marathon."
Participants pinned blue ribbons on their shirts commemorating the anniversary.

Survivors walked the marathon route in Boston as one of the events commemorating the anniversary.

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