Video inspires runners ahead of Boston Marathon

The 118th Boston Marathon is weeks away.

It will be the first since two makeshift bombs near the finish line exploded 12 seconds apart, killing three and injuring more than 260 others. Two brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev were connected with the blast. Dzhokhar was killed during the manhunt for suspect. Tamerlan is awaiting trial.

In the days that followed the April 15, 2013, attacks, the city of Boston rallied. Under the motto "Boston Strong," the city found is strength. The Boston Bruins recharged the city with trip to the Stanley Cup. The Boston Red Sox used it as lightning rod, and won a World Series.

This year, more than 36,000 runners are expected to tread the 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to downtown Boston with new inspirational words, "We Will Run."

Boston-based photographer J.J. Miller wrote explaining his short film calling together the city:

"The memory of last year's heinous and senseless act will not shy runners or spectators from celebrating this annual sporting event that welcomes participants from all over the world. Yet, we will all stand in remembrance of the beautiful people who lost their lives and those who were gravely injured in the tragedy ...

"We honor the brave men and women who tirelessly worked in the days after the bombings. This short video is dedicated to the great city of Boston and its people, and especially to the victims Martin Richard, Krystle Campbell and Lingzi Lu, as well as to MIT Police Officer Sean Collier who died in the line of duty.

"They messed with the wrong city. We choose to be Boston Strong and WE WILL RUN."