Idaho runner symbolically finishes Boston Marathon

May 3, 2013 

— IDAHO FALLS — Students and staff at a southeastern Idaho school helped a school employee symbolically finish the Boston Marathon.

Kathy Hart was stopped three-tenths of a mile short after bombs exploded near the finish line of the April 15 race, killing three and injuring dozens.

KIFI-TV reports ( the parking lot at the Taylor's Crossing Public Charter School in Idaho Falls was decorated with banners, posters and flags on Thursday and students cheered as Hart ran three laps and broke the tape at the finish line.

Steve Hart says his wife has run 30 marathons and this year's Boston Marathon was the first one she hadn't finished.

Kathy Hart says words can't express her feelings about what the teachers and students did in organizing the finish for her. She says she dedicated her finish to the victims in Boston.

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