Boston College students symbolically finish marathon with event

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May 3, 2013, 2:00 pm
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(NECN: John Moroney) - They came to the Chestnut Hill Reservoir to walk as one.

Five hundred Boston College students strong were determined to symbolically finish the 2013 Boston Marathon Friday. The group gathered on campus before heading out to finish the last five miles of the marathon.

The event was put together by undergraduates Michael Padulsky and Danielle Cole - both of whom were running in the Boston Marathon when the attacks occurred almost three weeks ago.

Part of the marathon runs by Boston College, so this was personal for many of the students. The symbolic walk will help raise money for BC students and alumni hurt in the explosions. The students walked around the reservoir twice.

Boston College now joins a list of school around the country that have symbolically walked the last five miles of the Boston Marathon.

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