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A Stevens Point
runner finished the marathon before the deadly explosions on Monday.
Laura Gould, 29, told Newsline 9 the medal she received at
the finish line means something very different this time around.
The mother and fourth grade teacher said running is a part
of her daily life.
straight from school and then go get my kids and head home," said Gould.
This was her
second time running in Boston.
She also finished the Boston Marathon in 2006. She said running the race is
unlike anything she's ever experienced.
"It's a lot
of camaraderie," she said.
This year, she
exceeded her own expectations.
finishing time was a 03:19:30. That was a PR for me," she told Newsline 9.
the race in a little more than three hours, she and her husband started heading
back to their hotel, but that's when everything changed.
came down and said, 'Subway needs to be evacuated, there was an emergency,'"
said Gould. "Who would want to do this? Are you kidding me?"
Despite being a
block from the finish line, the two were able to hail a taxi and go to their
hotel. Gould said it wasn't until they were traveling back to central Wisconsin that she felt
the weight of the attack.
you're headed home from a marathon somewhere you want to wear the medal. You
finished. That's a piece of pride, but yesterday I didn't have my medal on
walking through the airport," she said.
She added that
her medal and the finish line of Monday's race now mean something different to
her, because the explosions forced organizers to end the race early, keeping
many runners from completing it.
"[It] took away
that goal of them crossing that finish line," she added.
Now that she's
back with her family in Stevens Point,
she said she has new perspective.
that I get to run and push my kids in that stroller is a special day," said
She told us she
is already planning on her next race. She is scheduled to compete in the
Journey's Marathon in Eagle
River in a few weeks.
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