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    Posted December 29, 2013 by
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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     ezmexx says she ran in honor of victims of the Boston bombing in a race in Berlin, Germany, on May 15. She wore the sign "Run for Boston" on her back during the race and was surprised when people starting cheering for her and the city. 'It was on my back, so once I ran past people they would start yelling "Boston!" or when other runners would run past me they would clap or give me a thumbs up,' she said. She says what motivates her to run for Boston are the people who have endured the tragedy there. 'I owe it to people who cannot run anymore,' she said.
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    My friend and I ran the 25K "Big Berlin" race in May. The crowds were very supportive of the "Run for Boston" sign on my back. Having them cheer me on helped me finish the longest race I have ever ran. I am still not a strong runner but I knew I had to finish this race to honor all the people affected by the Boston tragedy.
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