Boston Marathon runner hopes to participate again next year
By Alex Dunbar
Runners, neighbors, and families haven created a memorial two blocks from Boston Marathon finish line.
Thu, 18 Apr 2013 17:03:58 GMT — Boston neighbors and Marathon runners are doing their best to remain patient as they wait for progress on the investigation into Monday's bombings.Many people were also frustrated by what turned out to be false reports by the Associated Press and CNN about an arrest in the case.Marathon runner Mike Van Klavern said he could see how challenging the investigation would be, and knew answers would take time. Van Klavern said he hoped progress in the case would help him feel less tense."We were in the middle of this chaos and mayhem, and you did not know which way to turn, or if there was going to be another explosion. And that anxiety has continued for a lot of people," said Van Klavern.Runners, friends and families have been leaving messages of support at the intersection of Boylston Street and Berkley Street. The secured crime scene still covers most of the area around Copley Square."People will always be a little wary. They're always going to think about it. It's always going to be in the back of their heads," said Boston native Barbara Gildea.It was difficult for some runners to watch FBI and ATF agents sweep though the area around Copley Square, but Adam Ricklefs from Phoenix said he was overwhelmed by the support he was seeing for Boston and the marathon."It's something people want to take away, but I don't think runners will let them," said Ricklefs.With tears in his eyes, Ricklefs said he hoped to be back at the same spot on Boylston Street next year."I've told people I would run this race every year if I could," said Ricklefs.
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