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Boston Marathon runner responds to trial

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A south Georgia man who will run his 38th Boston Marathon says he's not following the trial of the marathon bomber very closely.

This week, a federal jury began hearing emotional testimony in the trial of Dzhokhar.

Tifton's Mike Beeman was running the race two years ago when two bombs exploded at the finish line.

He says the attacked changed the race forever because of the safety measures that have been put into place.

"That might not be a bad thing because there is so much screening now, of your bags, they wand you like in airports, so that's not a bad thing," said marathon runner Mike Beeman.

The 2015 Boston Marathon will be held Monday April 20th.

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