- Associated Press - Thursday, October 29, 2015

BOSTON (AP) - More than 20 runners will compete in the New York City Marathon this weekend as members of a team honoring an 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombing.

“Team MR8” is named after Martin Richard, one of three people killed when two bombs exploded near the marathon finish line on April 15, 2013.

Twenty-two runners will represent the Martin Richard Foundation in Sunday’s 2015 TCS New York City Marathon.

Team MR8 has raised more than $60,000 while training for the marathon, $10,000 over its original goal. It was formed immediately after the announcement of the foundation in 2014 to help marathon runners raise money to advance the charity’s mission by funding education, athletics and community activities.

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