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Organizers say Indy's mini-marathon went smoothly

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Organizers say the 500 Festival Mini-Marathon in Indianapolis went smoothly, with some participants saying they were inspired to run to show support for those injured and killed in the Boston marathon bombings.

Festival spokeswoman Megan Bulla says she was unaware of any unusual incidents during the race Saturday morning, which was won by Ethiopian Alene Reta. There was increased security because of the bombings in Boston.

Thirty-three-year-old Ryan Ogilvy, an Air Force lieutenant stationed in Texas, told The Indianapolis Star he signed up for the Mini in the Boston aftermath to show the American spirit. Others at the finish line said they were determined to show they weren't scared.

A moment of silence was held before the race to remember those killed and injured in Boston.

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