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Runners ask to finish race in '14

Updated: May 9, 2013, 4:30 PM ET
Associated Press

BOSTON -- Runners who couldn't complete this year's Boston Marathon because of the bombs at the finish line have created an online petition asking organizers to let them into next year's race.

The petition at change.org had more than 20,000 signatures on Thursday afternoon.

About 5,700 people were stopped on the course because of the explosions that killed three people and wounded hundreds more on Boylston Street on April 15. Ryan Polly, of Vermont, who was approaching the 35K checkpoint ...

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