Someone that I follow on Twitter said:

“As a runner, I feel like someone just attacked my friends. As I person, I am just horrified.”

After Columbine, I was terrified to go to school. After the Oregon mall shooting this past December, I was terrified to shop for Christmas gifts. After Sandy Hook, I became terrified for my future children.

And now, some evil people want to make me and others terrified of one of life’s most satisfying achievements — finishing a marathon.

I am horrified by what happened in Boston, and I am devastated for the victims and their families, but I refuse to be afraid.

Whoever is behind these bombs: BIG MISTAKE. YOU DO NOT WANT TO MESS WITH RUNNERS.

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