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Apr 15, 2014 10:47 PM by Alex Labat

Abbeville Woman Returns to Boston Marathon

As Anne Sagrera laces up her running shoes in preparation for this years Boston Marathon, she carries with her the memories of last year. "Waiting in the family meeting areas that they have designated to hook up with people. And when I was sitting there I heard the first bomb explode", says Sagrera. In all the noise and chaos that followed the bombings, what stood out to her the most, was when things fell silent. "The silence, it was so significant to me. And because it was such a contrast. Initially following the bombing you heard the sirens, you heard helicopters, but people were silent".
An avid runner, Sagrera qualified for this years marathon at last years Boston Marathon, and says she signed up again to prove to her children that fear can't stop you from doing what you love. "It doesn't even begin to touch the heartache and the pain that they are going through. But it's something. It's something that we can all do to show our support", says Sagrera. Of all the lessons learned from the tragedy of last year, Sagrera says marathons are a lot like life. Sometimes, you just have to keep going. "Just run, run, run, keep going. And we're all going to support each other and get each other up the hill. There's no quitting in Boston".As Anne Sagrera laces up her running shoes in preparation for this years Boston Marathon, she carries with her the memories of last year. "Waiting in the family meeting areas that they have designated to hook up with people. And when I was sitting there I heard the first bomb explode", says Sagrera. In all the noise and chaos that followed the bombings, what stood out to her the most, was when things fell silent. "The silence, it was so significant to me. And because it was such a contrast. Initially following the bombing you heard the sirens, you heard helicopters, but people were silent".
An avid runner, Sagrera qualified for this years marathon at last years Boston Marathon, and says she signed up again to prove to her children that fear can't stop you from doing what you love. "It doesn't even begin to touch the heartache and the pain that they are going through. But it's something. It's something that we can all do to show our support", says Sagrera. Of all the lessons learned from the tragedy of last year, Sagrera says marathons are a lot like life. Sometimes, you just have to keep going. "Just run, run, run, keep going. And we're all going to support each other and get each other up the hill. There's no quitting in Boston".

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