Runners vow to return to Boston

Updated: April 17, 2013, 1:01 AM ET
By By Scott Barboza | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Justin Farrands finished the Boston Marathon -- just not by the official standard.

The 23-year-old Connecticut native who was running for Team Hole in the Wall, benefitting Paul Newman's The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, at which he is a counselor, spent months in preparation for the very moment of crossing the finish line near Copley Square. He was between the 23rd and 24th mileposts when he began noticing bibbed runners coming toward him in the opposite direction. That's when ...

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