Marine Corps Marathon Releases Statement on Boston Marathon Tragedy

In the wake of the horrific and tragic events that took place near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon, we reached out to the Marine Corps Marathon for comment. Below is a statement:

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Boston community at this time. The Marine Corps Marathon is deeply saddened to hear about the tragic events that took place this afternoon. The marathon community has a shared camaraderie amongst our runners and races. Our hearts go out to all of those impacted."

There were 1,273 local runners who participated in the marathon Monday -- 448 from Maryland, 171 from the District and 654 from Virginia.

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