Champaign-- Cross country coach Julie
Mills was 0.6 miles from the Boston Marathon finish line when the bombs went
She wasn't able to finish the race, but
on Thursday students and staff at Edison
Middle School set up a finish line for
her to run through at the Champaign school. Mills
led runners into the school's playground and through a finish-line ribbon.
Friends, neighbors and parents cheered.
Mills said she was surprised
with the finish line because it was a training run for a local 5K race. Mills
called it "incredibly sweet and totally crazy."