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PHOTOS: Joey McIntyre runs the Boston Marathon

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He loves his hometown

NKOTB member Joey McIntyre proved that his Boston ties run deep as he participated in the Boston Marathon for a second year.
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On Monday, thousands of runners ran the Boston Marathon a little over a year from the day bombs exploded at the race finish line. This year, New Kids on the Block singer Joey McIntyre joined the throngs of runners again after witnessing the mayhem in 2013.

He shared his experience with Access Hollywood last year. "I was about 150 yards away, so I heard the explosion and everything." McIntyre had crossed the finish line only five minutes before.

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The race this year was all about the celebration of Patriot's Day, honoring the survivors and remembering the victims of the tragedy. McIntyre successful crossed the finish line with an impressive time at this year's race.

He posted a photo at the finish line holding his race medal. The picture was captioned, "I'm gonna celebrate this one!!! 3:48:11 - thank u guys!!!"

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McIntyre wasn't the only boy-bander from NKOTB who ran yesterday. Danny Wood also ran and finished a strong 3:50. He shared a photo on Instagram posing with his race number alongside his sister, a breast cancer survivor.

It's clear that the city means a lot to the two Massachusetts natives. McIntyre posted his thoughts on Tumblr before the race. "My heart keeps growing for this town. It’\'s such a privilege to be a part of this town. This race. This comeback. This home. Thank for helping me get here."

Long live #BostonStrong.

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