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Not intimidated by terror, Houston runners pound pavement

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Houston runners showed their solidarity with their Boston brethren, Tuesday night.

Dozens came out to Memorial Park to jog in honor of the Boston Marathon victims.

Several runners carried American flags and others wore specially-designed race bibs paying tribute to the dead and the wounded.

Among the runners: Robert Mason, who had almost completed the Boston Marathon when the bombs exploded.

"Probably about mile 23, mile 24," recalled Mason, "a girl came running out and said, 'Hey, they're stopping the race. A couple of explosions happened over by the finish line.' And we just didn't really take it seriously at the time."

Shortly after that, Mason said, he was pulled off the course with other runners, less than a mile from the finish line.

Still, he insists he would run the Boston Marathon again next year, just to prove he is not intimidated by the terror attacks.

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