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July 31, 2014

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In this photo taken April 10, 2014, photo Boston Athletic Association Executive Director Tom Grilk speaks with an Associated Press reporter in his office in Boston. More than 5,000 runners were still on the Boston Marathon course when the bombs went off near the finish line in 2013, so the field was expanded for the 2014 marathon to accommodate them. "The thought was: If those people, like so many others, wanted to have some physical expression of resilience and determination, it would probably be that many of them at least would want to run the whole race," Grilk said.

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In this photo taken April 10, 2014, photo Boston Athletic Association Executive Director Tom Grilk speaks with an Associated Press reporter in his office in Boston. More than 5,000 runners were still on the Boston Marathon course when the bombs went off near the finish line in 2013, so the field was expanded for the 2014 marathon to accommodate them. "The thought was: If those people, like so many others, wanted to have some physical expression of resilience and determination, it would probably be that many of them at least would want to run the whole race," Grilk said.