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US charity race for bombing victims nears finish

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June 30, 2013 05:10 PM EST | AP


BOSTON — Runners in the coast-to-coast One Run for Boston relay race have sprinted through Pomfret, Conn. and are moving closer to the finish line in Boston.

The end of the cross-country, non-stop relay organized to raise money for those injured and otherwise affected by the Boston Marathon bombings cut through Connecticut on Sunday. It's expected to finish by 12:30 Monday morning.

The Boston Globe reports (http://bo.st/1cECiNo) race organizer Kate Treleaven said it's about five hours behind schedule. Considering the national scope of the effort, she says the delay isn't too bad.

The One Run for Boston called for runners all over the United States to sign up for one of more than 300 sections mapped out across 14 states. It started in Los Angeles, Calif.

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Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.bostonglobe.com