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Saltash Student In Ceremony To Mark Boston Bombings
8:00am 30th June 2013
A baton designed by a student from Saltash arrives in Boston to mark the marathon bombings.
Jon Parlby's glowing torch has been carried across America by more than 2,000 runners, after setting off from Los Angeles earlier this month.
The 'One Run for Boston' relay is raising money for victims and families of those affected by the attacks in April.
25 year old Plymouth University student Jon will hand the baton to marathon organisers in a special ceremony on Sunday.
He said: "The inspiration behind the aesthetics of the design is based on a Japanese peace lilly, designed to act as a symbol of strength, hope and solidarity for the runners, and for Boston and its victims of the tragic event that happened on April 15th.
"To have my design used in such an emotive event which will mean a lot to the thousands of people running and held in their hands, means a great deal to me. I feel very honoured to be given the chance to design it for the event."
One Run for Boston is the brainchild of friends Kate Treleaven, Danny Bent and Jamie Hay, all from the South West and who will be at the ceremony on Sunday.
Danny said: "By the end of the relay thousands of runners will have held the baton, and we will then hand it to the Boston Marathon organisers so it continues to act as a symbol of national and international support."
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