Many runners race here in
Albany to qualify for the Boston Marathon and the tragedy that occurred there
last year is on their minds.
Kimberly Decker is in
Albany from Kansas.
She hopes to do well
enough Saturday to qualify to run the Boston Marathon in April.
She remembers the heroic
stories and the unity that was shown throughout the country after last year's
"We band together in
trouble like that and especially in the running community, it deeply saddened
me to see something like that happen in such a great event, but again it shows
the strength of America and folks can pull together and keep on doing what we
can do," said Kimberly Decker Marathon runner.
Last year, 22% of the
Albany Marathon participants qualified for the Boston Marathon.