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      App lets you run Boston Marathon at home

      A new app will give runners the ability to virtually race in this year's Boston Marathon.

      After last year's tragic bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, support and participation for the upcoming marathon on April 21 is unprecedented.

      While the field is limited to 36,000 athletes, even more runners want to participate.

      Thanks to Lagerdere Unlimited, there's an app for that! This free app connects runners from around the world to the Boston Marathon.

      The "Boston Marathon World Run" app allows runners to receive a "virtual marathon experience" by logging miles in the app on the day of the actual marathon.

      The mobile app, available on Apple, Android and also on their website, allows runners to participate in the athletic spirit of the event regardless of ability or geography.