Marathon runners raised record $38.4m for charity in 2014

Runners in this year’s Boston Marathon, an event revived as a joyful messenger of spring after the 2013 terrorist bombings, tapped into a deep well of generosity and raised an unprecedented $38.4 million for charity, nearly double last year’s tally, organizers announced Tuesday.

On race day, 3,150 of the 32,408 runners who answered the starting gun were given slots because they were running for charity, compared with 2,600 the year before. The Boston Athletic Association and John Hancock Financial, another Marathon sponsor, provide nonprofit organizations with bibs so runners could raise money on behalf of charities.

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