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Group Of Californian Runners Vow To Run Boston Marathon In 2014

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People congregate, including many runners, at a security gate near the scene of yesterday's bombing attack at the Boston Marathon. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

People congregate, including many runners, at a security gate near the scene of yesterday’s bombing attack at the Boston Marathon. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) – Caroline Dowd, A former writer and producer at WBZ NewsRadio 1030 watched the Boston Marathon bombings from California.

Now, she vows to be in Boston for the marathon in 2014, which will be her first Boston Marathon in more than a decade.

“It has really hit home with the running community out here,” Dowd said. “It felt very personal to runners out here.”

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Diane Stern spoke with Caroline

Dowd says the bombings felt “personal” and “wrong” to many runners who look to the sport for comfort as well as exercise.

Tough, stubborn and determined, Dowd says runners will not let someone take the Boston Marathon away from them.

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