BAA: Support after attacks at race overwhelming

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By JIMMY GOLEN, Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon organizers say they've been overwhelmed by public support after bombs killed three people and injured hundreds more at the finish line of their race.

Speaking for the first time since the April 15 attacks, Boston Athletic Association President Tom Grilk says the tragedy has spawned a massive outpouring of assistance. Grilk and Boston Marathon race director Dave McGillivray say the tight-knit running community has come together even more since the bombing at the world's most prestigious marathon.

Grilk says the B.A.A. has not yet decided how to accommodate all the people who say they want to run or volunteer next year to show their support.

Grilk also said the organization has donated $250,000 to The One Fund Boston, the charity set up to help victims of the bombing.

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