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New app spreads marathon spirit

Updated: February 6, 2014, 3:52 PM ET
Associated Press

BOSTON -- The Boston Athletic Association has launched an app that aims to allow runners who can't participate in the 2014 Boston Marathon to feel like a part of it.

People who download the Boston Marathon World Run app are encouraged to set fitness goals they hope to accomplish by the April 21, even if they won't be in Boston or can't run a full 26.2 miles that day.

The race is tough to get into anyway, and there was even more interest this year because of the 2013 bombing that killed ...

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