Brother of bombing victim Martin Richard runs Boston Marathon

Henry Richard, who lost his younger brother in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, finished the race Monday with an emotional home stretch down Boylston Street. He was 10-years-old when his brother, Martin Richard, age 8, was killed in the bombing. Martin would have turned 18 this June. Their younger sister, Jane, lost her left leg in the attack. Now 20, Henry Richard is among the more than 28,000 runners traversing the marathon course from Hopkinton to Boston on Monday is a 20-year-old in a yellow Team MR8 jersey. He posed with others in a picture posted to the team’s Instagram page. Henry Richard said afterward that he could feel Martin with him on the racecourse, as his family cheered him forward. As he came down Boylston Street toward the finish line, Henry Richard and a teammate paused for an emotional moment at the memorial.Jane and their parents were waiting at the finishing line to greet him and hug him. “So many people were out there for me. All my friends, my family. Motivation was the least of my worries. There was so many people there to support me. It was wonderful and I couldn’t believe it,” Henry Richard said after the race. The Martin Richard Foundation fielded teams to run the marathon and raise money for charity for several years but officially celebrated its final marathon season in 2020. According to its website, 1,148 runners had participated in the organization’s seven years of fundraising. creation of Martin’s Park near the Boston Children’s Museum. Krystle Campbell and Lu Lingzi were also killed near the finish line in 2013 and MIT police Officer Sean Collier was killed later in the week.Boston police Officer Dennis Simmonds was hurt during the Watertown shootout and died from those injuries about one year later.The memories of the victims and survivors is honored every year on April 15, One Boston Day, with ceremonies in Copley Square and acts of charity throughout the community.

Henry Richard, who lost his younger brother in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, finished the race Monday with an emotional home stretch down Boylston Street.

He was 10-years-old when his brother, Martin Richard, age 8, was killed in the bombing. Martin would have turned 18 this June.

Their younger sister, Jane, lost her left leg in the attack.

jane, martin and henry richard as children

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Jane, Martin and Henry Richard as children

Now 20, Henry Richard is among the more than 28,000 runners traversing the marathon course from Hopkinton to Boston on Monday is a 20-year-old in a yellow Team MR8 jersey. He posed with others in a picture posted to the team’s Instagram page.

The names of his siblings were written on his arms and shoulders in marker during the race.

Henry Richard said afterward that he could feel Martin with him on the racecourse, as his family cheered him forward.

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As he came down Boylston Street toward the finish line, Henry Richard and a teammate paused for an emotional moment at the memorial.

Jane and their parents were waiting at the finishing line to greet him and hug him.

“So many people were out there for me. All my friends, my family. Motivation was the least of my worries. There was so many people there to support me. It was wonderful and I couldn’t believe it,” Henry Richard said after the race.

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Richard family greets Henry Richard after he completes the 126th Boston Marathon

The Martin Richard Foundation fielded teams to run the marathon and raise money for charity for several years but officially celebrated its final marathon season in 2020. According to its website, 1,148 runners had participated in the organization’s seven years of fundraising.

The organization also sponsored the creation of Martin’s Park near the Boston Children’s Museum.

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Krystle Campbell and Lu Lingzi were also killed near the finish line in 2013 and MIT police Officer Sean Collier was killed later in the week.

Boston Police Officer Dennis Simmonds was hurt during the Watertown shootout and died from those injuries about one year later.

The memories of the victims and survivors are honored every year on April 15, One Boston Day, with ceremonies in Copley Square and acts of charity throughout the community.

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