Abilene Woman Shares Memories of Last Year's Boston Marathon

Abilene Woman Shares Memories of Last Year's Boston Marathon

An Abilene woman says she's grateful everyday that she finished the Boston marathon an hour before the bombs exploded near the finish line last year.
On Monday April 21st, nearly 36,000 runners are expected to line up for this year's Boston Marathon. It also marks the one-year anniversary of the bombing that killed three people and wounded more than 260 others.

In Abilene, one woman is remembering being in Boston when the tragedy took place. Belinda Southall ran the marathon for the first time last year and had trained for it for six months.

It wasn't until one hour after she completed the course when she learned that a bomb went off near the finish line. By the time the bomb exploded, Southall was already in her hotel room.

Her husband was near the finish line waiting, and she says she thanks God everyday she finished the race as fast as she did.

Although she will not be running in the Boston Marathon this year, the bombing has not stopped her. She says if anything, its made her determined to run more marathons.
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