ATLANTA -- They came to run the Atlanta marathon in separate cars; with separate supporters and separate goals. But many of those who ran Sunday morning had the same memory on their minds: the Boston Marathon bombing earlier this year.
Many of the Atlanta runners who were there in Boston wore their blue and yellow running shirts to their hometown race at Atlantic Station.
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"This was my first marathon since Boston, so I thought it was a good time to wear it," said Lawrenceville resident Sean Davis. "A lot of people [along the route] were shouting 'Boston strong' and 'Way to go Boston' so I thought about it as I ran."
And just as they had the same thing in mind when they dressed for the race, they had the same thing in mind when they finished-next year's Boston Marathon. Sunday each of the runners interviewed by 11Alive who ran it this year said they are going back to Boston next year.
"It's unfinished business; I felt guilty for finishing when others didn't. I want to be able to celebrate with everybody," Davis said.