Greensboro, NC -- Some Triad elementary school students are finishing the race for those who couldn't finish this year's Boston Marathon.
After the Boston Marathon bombings in April, fourth graders at Archer Elementary in Greensboro decided they would finish the race. Their goal was 6,295 miles.
Not only did they reach their goal, they surpassed it.
Collectively, the students ran 6,380 miles.
Fourth grade teacher Chris Terzigni and two of his students, Kayleen Tyson and Jaden Jones, spoke about the accomplishment on the Good Morning Show on Monday.
Terzigni said "Operation: Finish the Race," was his students' idea. He was hesitant at first because it was during their end-of-grade testing. He didn't want them to be distracted, but he is now proud of the accomplishment.
On Monday, the students planned to walk and run 720 miles together, to represent the distance between Greensboro and Boston.
Speakers also planned to talk to the students, including one person who was running the Boston Marathon during the bombings.
WFMY News 2