Brother of bombing victim Martin Richard runs Boston Marathon

Henry Richard, who lost his younger brother in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, finished the race Monday with a heartbreak at home on Boylston Street. He was 10 when his brother, Martin Richard, 8, was killed in the attack. Martin would have turned 18 in June. Their younger sister, Jane, lost her left leg in the attack. Now 20, Henry Richard is among more than 28,000 runners crossing the marathon course from Hopkinton to Boston on Monday. He is 20 years old and wears a yellow jersey of the MR8 team. He posed with others in a photo posted on the team’s Instagram page. The names of his siblings were written on his arms and shoulders in felt pen while running. Henry Richard said afterwards that he could feel Martin with him on the racetrack, as his family cheered him on. As he rode down Boylston Street towards the finish line, Henry Richard and a teammate stopped for an emotional moment at the memorial. Jane and their parents were waiting at the finish line to greet him and give him a hug. “So many people were there for me. All my friends, my family. Motivation was the least of my worries. There were so many people there supporting me. It was wonderful and I couldn’t believe it” , said Henry Richard. after the race. The Martin Richard Foundation has sent teams to run the marathon and raise money for charity for several years, but officially celebrated its final marathon season in 2020. According to its website, 1,148 runners had participated in the seven years of organization fundraising. The organization also sponsored the creation of Martin’s Park near the Boston Children’s Museum. Krystle Campbell and Lu Lingzi were also killed near the finish line in 2013, and MIT police officer Sean Collier was killed later that week. Boston Police Officer Dennis Simmonds was injured in the Watertown shooting and died of those injuries about a year later. The memories of victims and survivors are honored annually on April 15, One Boston Day, with ceremonies in Copley Square and charitable acts throughout the community.

Henry Richard, who lost his younger brother in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, finished the race Monday with a heartbreak at home on Boylston Street.

He was 10 when his brother, Martin Richard, 8, was killed in the attack. Martin would have turned 18 in June.

Their younger sister, Jane, lost her left leg in the attack.

jane, martin and henry richard as children

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Jane, Martin and Henry Richard as children

Now 20, Henry Richard is among more than 28,000 runners crossing the marathon course from Hopkinton to Boston on Monday. He is 20 years old and wears a yellow jersey of the MR8 team. He posed with others in a photo posted on the team’s Instagram page.

The names of his siblings were written on his arms and shoulders in marker while running.

Henry Richard said afterwards that he could feel Martin with him on the racetrack, as his family cheered him on.

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As he rode down Boylston Street towards the finish line, Henry Richard and a teammate stopped for an emotional moment at the memorial.

Jane and their parents were waiting at the finish line to greet and hug him.

“So many people were there for me. All my friends, my family. Motivation was the least of my worries. There were so many people there supporting me. It was wonderful and I couldn’t believe it” , said Henry Richard. after the race.

henry richard finishes the boston marathon

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The Richard family greets Henry Richard after completing the 126th Boston Marathon

The Martin Richard Foundation has sent teams to run the marathon and raise money for charity for several years, but officially celebrated its final marathon season in 2020. According to its website, 1,148 runners had participated in the seven years of organization fundraising.

The organization also sponsored the creation of Martin’s Park near the Boston Children’s Museum.

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Krystle Campbell and Lu Lingzi were also killed near the finish line in 2013, and MIT police officer Sean Collier was killed later that week.

Boston Police Officer Dennis Simmonds was injured in the Watertown shooting and died of those injuries about a year later.

The memory of victims and survivors is honored each year on April 15, One Boston Day, with ceremonies in Copley Square and charitable acts throughout the community.

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