Ohio marathoners cross Indy 500 finish line

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Some Ohioans are among about three dozen runners who have crossed the finish line at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a month after their Boston Marathon runs were halted by the deadly explosions.

Speedway officials say at least four Ohioans took part Sunday. They included Jennifer Black of Loveland, Susan Sugar of Columbus, Lori Bickel of Worthington and Richard Lightbody of Cleveland Heights. Black is the twin sister of former U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt.

The speedway says it wanted to give runners stopped last month a chance to cross a finish line, so it offered the "Yard of Bricks' where Indy 500 drivers finish the annual race. The Boston Athletic Association contacted runners in Indiana and nearby states with the invitation.

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