South Georgia woman gears up for next Boston Marathon

South Georgia woman gears up for next Boston Marathon

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A South Georgia woman getting ready to run her third Boston Marathon said she's relieved by Tuesday's guilty verdicts in the Boston Bombing Trial.

Charlene Pennymon and her husband were there when the bombs exploded. They said the bomber deserves whatever punishment he gets.

"This is my medal for 2014," said Charlene Pennymon.

Charlene Pennymon is gearing up to run her third Boston Marathon race this year.

It's been two years since the Boston Marathon bombings, and she said the running community is relieved to see jurors found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty.

"We talk about it a little bit and everybody is just saying he deserves everything that he gets for doing such a heinous crime.," said Pennymon.

And she agrees with the jury's decision.

"It's well deserved. We all have to be accountable for our actions and there is no reason why he should be any different," continued Pennymon.

And in the meantime she says she's ready for this year's race, which she expects to be exciting.

"I'm just expecting to have a real nice turn out and good crowd just like before and just have another awesome experience."

But she knows security will be on the minds of everyone and will likely be doubled like last year.

"We see now that we can never let our guard down so that's something that we expect to see each and every year."

She also said she glad the trial took place in Boston and said Tsarnaev should be ready for whatever punishment he gets.

"If it's the death penalty then so be it, if its life so be it, he should know that, that's coming."

This year's Boston Marathon will be run on April 20th.

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