Tens of thousands of participants are retracing the steps of a hero who lost his life on 9/11.

The annual 5K Tunnel To Towers Run follows the route FDNY firefighter Stephen Siller took from his firehouse in Park Slope, Brooklyn to the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan.

Siller ran through the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel in all his gear because bridges and tunnels were shut down to vehicles in the hours and days following the terror attacks.

“Well, Janine sent me a text last week did I want to do a race with a bunch of firemen. Of course! Who doesn’t want to run with firemen?” one participant told WCBS 880′s Monica Miller.

Laurie of Newtown, Conn. said she also wanted to join 25,000 other participants to remember her cousin firefighter Mark Wifford who died in Tower Two.

“I’m OK now but I think when I see his banner coming out of the tunnel, I think that’s going to be hard,” she told Miller.

Source: CBS 2 NY


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