Boston Marathon Runner Prepares for This Year's Race

By: Sarah Fili Email
By: Sarah Fili Email

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Despite last years bombings, a UNL student is preparing to return to Boston for this year's marathon.

Eddie Walters finished the race last April and was on the subway underneath the finish line when the bombs went off. At the next station, the subway was evacuated and Walters remembers seeing emergency crews rushing in.

He said he was in disbelief as everyone's faces changed from joy after finishing the race to shock and fear.

Even after this terrifying incident, Eddie is lacing up his shoes to run again for his third Boston Marathon.

"No matter what happens," Walters said, "I don't think it's ever going to stop me from running. Even the day after that event, I went out the next day, put my shoes on and went for a nice long run. Things don't change just because of one other person's actions. I think it only made us stronger, better. So, I think it'll be a good year."

Eddie and his family leave Saturday for Boston. He said he is excited to be a part of the second largest Boston Marathon ever. Eddie is also amazed at how the community has come together and stays Boston Strong.

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