#AceWorldNews – BOSTON – April 21 – (SkyNews) – The Boston Marathon has begun under heavy security a year after twin bombings at the finish line killed three people and shocked the city.
A moment of silence was observed before the race began, as America The Beautiful was played over a loudspeaker.
In a show of support for the event, 36,000 of runners have registered – the second-largest field in the history of the race, which is the world’s oldest annual marathon.
“I think I’m going to start crying at the starting line and I’m not sure I’ll stop until I cross the finish line,” said Katie O’Donnell, who was running the marathon last year and was stopped less than a mile from the finish line when the bombs exploded.
One million people are expected to line the route.
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