continued “Nothing would stop us from being in this race today,” Joan Rocco said. “We’re here to remember not only the children who’ve passed away, but the victims in the Boston Marathon bombing.”
Her husband Peter Rocco, a police officer, was in the race to honor the emergency responders and law enforcement officers involved not only in the Boston bombing, but the those killed and injured in last week’s West, Texas explosion.
“This race means a lot to me,” he said. “As runners and first responders, we’re like one big family.”
Caroline Moore of Wappinger Falls, NY approached the finish line in Lake George, and her young daughter Erin ran up to join her for Moore’s last 50 feet or so.
“I kept all those people at the Boston race on my mind as I was running,” said Moore, who was wearing a shirt on which she had printed the slogan “I run for Boston.”
“It was just heartbreaking what happened, particularly with all those family members there at the finish line,” Moore added.