Today is the one year anniversary of the bombing at the Boston Marathon. About fifteen members of the Omaha Ndorfinz Racing Team took part in the race and all returned home unharmed. Derek Sey is a member of the team and competed in the marathon back in 2009. He has talked with a number of runners taking part this year. The bombing did not impact their decision to run but they will be remembering the three killed and more than 260 injured. He says the Boston Marathon is the World Series of running and those who qualify are anxious to take part.
Ashley Wiles is from Omaha and will run in the Boston Marathon on Monday. She had several friends that ran last year and one crossed the finish line about the time of the explosion. Both escaped injury. One was a physician and both turned their attention to the victims. Wiles says last year’s bombing didn’t impact her decision to run this year but will remember the victims with every step she takes.
More than 100 runners from Nebraska have signed up for the Boston Marathon on Monday.