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Utah runners conquering fear from Boston Marathon
Tragedy » Utahns refuse to let chaos and terror ruin a momentous race.


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She made a lot of progress, but when the prospect of returning to Boston first arose, she was not going to go.

"I thought, ‘I’ve done Boston, that was my goal,’ and I just thought, ‘One time in someone’s life should be enough.’ "

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Complicating things, she found a YouTube video that blamed her, by name, for the bombing, based on some conspiracy theory, Boren said. YouTube has since taken the video down after Boren and her husband complained, she said.

"It was so stupid. I was so disturbed by it," Boren said. "… It made me so angry."

But the she gave the possibility of returning to Boston more thought, learning that she has a lot of friends who are going. Her husband, who cheered for her from the sidelines, wanted to go back, too.

So supporting one another, they mean to keep running and not let fear rule the day.

"I’ve been running since probably college, years and years ago," Boren said. "I love running."

She enjoys the accomplishment she finds in it, and it reminds her that she has her health. In the past six months, she’s seen her husband — a man who finished three marathons with her — start running once more after battling cancer and enduring open heart surgery. "I’ll never give it up … I’ll never stop."

mmcfall@sltrib.com

Twitter: @mikeypanda


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