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Runners Stay The Course In Eastchester Despite Bombings

Eastchester and Bronxville runners continued to exercise on the streets Tuesday despite the bombings Monday at the Boston Marathon.
Eastchester and Bronxville runners continued to exercise on the streets Tuesday despite the bombings Monday at the Boston Marathon. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Flickr user smi23le

EASTCHESTER, N.Y. – Despite Monday’s tragedy at the Boston Marathon , Eastchester and Bronxville residents still took to the streets Tuesday to get in their workouts.

A pair of explosions near the finish line of the marathon killed three and left more than 150 injured as of Tuesday afternoon.

Tuckahoe resident Sandy Clark, who was speed-walking along White Plains Road on Tuesday morning expressed sorrow that Patriots Day was spoiled in Massachusetts.

“The Boston Marathon is one of the biggest races of a year. It’s a chance to showcase Boston and to celebrate marathon running,” she said. “People came in from around the country to be there, and then that happens.”

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama called the marathon bombings an “ act of terror ." The FBI is continuing to investigate the motive and culprit behind the bombings.

“It will make you think a little bit before attending another marathon, or really any big event,” Clark said. “You have to be a little nervous living this close to the city.”

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