Thursday night was David Sarich's first time with his "running family" since he got back from the Boston Marathon. He crossed the finish line Monday just before two bombs went off, killing three people.
"We turned around and started walking and then we heard this big boom," Sarich said. "All I could think about is, if that's the way I'm going to leave this Earth, doing something I love with other people who have my same hopes and dreams, I'll be a very, very happy young man."
Sarich wasn't hurt. He worried that the bombings will discourage some runners from taking part in races in the future.
"The reason why we run is because this is something we have complete control over," Sarich said. "The only person who will keep everyone else from running is themselves, not the person who did this."
For some runners, the Boston Marathon bombings have actually inspired them to run more. Runner Walid Neaz said he now hopes to run his first marathon this year.
"This incident made me more resolved more than ever to run for a cause because it's a hobby that means so much, and we're not going to let this bombing take that away," Neaz.
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