Even thousands of miles from the Boston, distance runners are sharing their sympathy with victims of Monday’s bombings.
The sport is supported by a tight-knit community, and Tuesday was a day to pay tribute to those harmed in the blasts at the end of the marathon.
On Twitter the runforboston hashtag became popular — a simple motivation to get out, even for just a few miles. Organized through social media and local clubs, runners all over the country were wearing race T-shirts and planning vigils to honor Boston runners.
Some Boston College students used Facebook to plan a walk of the marathon’s last five miles for Friday afternoon.
In Nebraska, the co-owner of a running equipment store based in Omaha turned a previously organized informal run into a Boston memorial.