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Brother of Boston Marathon victim Martin Richard emotional as he completes race

Brother of Boston Marathon victim Martin Richard emotional as he completes race
Martin Richard was eight when he was killed by second explosion at 2013 ras

The brother of Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard emotionally completed the race and recalled his sibling by saying “I did it for both of us”.

Henry Richard, 20, was met at the finish line by his parents and sister Jane after completing the 26-mile course.

Martin, from Dorchester, Massachusetts, was just eight-years-old when he was killed when the second of the bomb went off in the April 2013 terrorist attack.

“It’s great to get here finally. It’s been years in the making for me so I’m just so happy I could finally be here,” Mr Richard said.

“I know Martin would have been doing it with me – so happy to finish it, that’s all I can think about. I did it for both of us, and my sister and the rest of my family.”

And he added: “I love this city and I couldn’t be more grateful to them and everything they’ve done for me. No matter what happens, you’ve got to keep fighting, you’ll get to where you want to go.”

Henry Richard ran with Team MR8 to raise money for the Martin Richard Foundation which promotes inclusion, kindness, and peace in Martin’s legacy.

Three people were killed and 264 people injured when Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev detonated pressure cooker bombs near the finish line of the race. Two police officers also died during the hunt for the two men.