31,805 cross finish line of Boston’s 118th race

Sign-ups soar in support of ’13 blast victims

Posted: April 22, 2014 at 5:16 a.m.

Boston Marathon bombing hero Carlos Arredondo cheers for runners near the finish line of the 118th Boston Marathon, Monday, April 21, 2014, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

BOSTON — Under bright, sunny skies and heavy security, more than 30,000 racers took part in the Boston Marathon on Monday, a year after two bombs exploded near the finish line, killing three people and injuring hundreds of others.

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