published Monday, April 21st, 2014

Local runners cross the Boston marathon finish line

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    A group of runners from Cleveland, Tenn., meet to talk about their planned run to the Boston Marathon.
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CLEVELAND, Tenn. — It’s been an emotional and rewarding week for 26 local runners that started their journey on foot in Cleveland, running 50 miles each to Boston.

The “Run Now Relay” team traveled 1,075 miles through seven states in eight days. They also raised $64,000 that will be given to two charities to help last year's Boston bombing victims.

Four men from Cleveland crossed the finish line in Boston Monday afternoon to show the whole world they are Tennessee tough.

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