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Boston Marathon Official Finish Times to Be Released Next Week

The Boston Marathon’s official finishing times will be released next week as race organizers work to recover from the aftermath of the April 15 bombings.

While finishing times for most runners in the world’s oldest marathon have been posted on the Boston Athletic Association’s website, it has yet to address the times of runners who were stopped for safety reasons.

“It is our intention to release those results on or about Friday, April 26th,” the association said in a statement on its website. “At that time, you will receive a link that will provide you with the opportunity to pose questions regarding that official time.”

About 10,000 of the about 27,000 runners who took part in the 117th annual 26.2-mile (42-kilometer) race from Hopkinton, Massachusetts, to Boston don’t have official times. Finish line operations were shut down after the 17,580th runner crossed the line. Thousands of runners were stopped with less than 1 mile remaining after two bombs exploded near the finish. An 8-year- old boy was among three killed. Authorities have called the bombings an act of terror.

Organizers said they will soon address the issue of getting finisher medals to those runners who weren’t allowed to cross the line due to the bombings.

“We ask for your patience as we work to resolve the final results and times for these participants,” the statement said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Michael Buteau in Atlanta at mbuteau@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net

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