Mayor Walsh's Message To Boston Marathon Runners, 2013 Survivors

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Boston Mayor Marty Walsh checked in with WBZ NewsRadio's Deb Lawler this morning with a message of congratulations to all those who have qualified for the 123rd Boston Marathon.

"Just take it all in," he said. "There's gonna be a lot of people on the marathon route cheering you on, and obviously, prepare as you were told but enjoy it."

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This race also marks the first time the marathon has fallen on One Boston Day. On this sixth anniversary of the 2013 marathon bombings, Walsh also had a message to survivors.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with them," Walsh said. "They're incredible human beings, incredible people, have overcome unbelievable obstacles and a lot of loss. We just want to say to them how much we support them, how much we love them, and how proud we are of them."

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