Boston Marathon’s holy ground and sacred bonds

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Daniel Burke (second from left) with his wife and family after a race. Photo courtesy Daniel Burke

Daniel Burke (second from left) with his wife and family after a race. Photo courtesy Daniel Burke

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(RNS) Just as Jews pray to celebrate Passover "next year in Jerusalem" and Muslims pledge to visit Mecca, marathoners want to "run Boston." For runners, Monday's bombs struck on holy ground, endangering sacred bonds.