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More than six hundred runners from Minnesota are registered to run in the Boston marathon this year. The Boston marathon is considered the Super Bowl of running. Last year, it was interrupted by two bombs, near the finish line. In 2013, 418 Minnesota runners finished the race, and 32 runners did not.

KARE 11's Lindsey Seavert talked to eight runners who ran last year and will return this year to find out more about their experiences and hopes for this year's race.

Larry Gray, Roseville

Didn't finish the 2013 Boston Marathon. Larry was nearing the finish when the bombs exploded.

Update: Larry finished the 2014 Boston Marathon in 4:59:04

Boston Marathon runner Larry Gray KARE

Pat Sauter, St. Paul

Didn't finish the 2013 Boston Marathon. Pat was 100 yards from the finish line and very close to the second bomb. Pat has run 70 marathons.

Update: Pat finished the 2014 Boston Marathon in 4:43:44

Boston Marathon runner Pat Sauter KARE

Lisa Kresky-Griffin, Farmington

Finished the 2013 Boston Marathon. Lisa was leaving the finish line area when she heard the bombs. Lisa trains with the Life Time Run club.

Update: Lisa finished the 2014 Boston Marathon in 3:42:53

Boston Marathon runner Lisa Kresky-Griffen KARE

Jim Cloutier, St. Michael

Didn't finish the 2013 Boston Marathon. Jim was a half mile from the finish line when the race came to an abrupt halt.

Update: Jim finished the 2014 Boston Marathon in 5:07:22

Boston Marathon runner Jim Cloutier KARE

Elaine DeVries, Excelsior

Didn't finish the 2013 Boston Marathon. Elaine was a block and a half away when the bombs went off.

Update: Elaine finished the 2014 Boston Marathon in 4:11:07

Boston Marathon Elaine DeVries KARE

Tom Christian, Bloomington

Finished the 2013 Boston Marathon. Tom was in his hotel room when he heard a huge explosion rattle the glass. Tom trains with the Life Time Fitness Run club.

Update: Tom finished the 2014 Boston Marathon in 3:57:10

Boston Marathon runner Tom Dhristian

Diane Deigmann, Burnsville

Finished the 2013 Boston Marathon. When Diane heard the first bomb go off, she thought it was a dud firework. Diane trains with the Life Time Fitness Run club.

Update: Diane finished the 2014 Boston Marathon in 4:13:11

Boston Marathon runner Dianne Diegmann KARE

Tammy Snyder, Savage

Finished the 2013 Boston Marathon. Tammy was in the lobby of her hotel when she heard the bombs go off. Tammy trains with the Life Time Fitness Run club.

Update: Tammy finished the 2014 Boston Marathon in 3:47:14

Boston Marathon runner Tammy Snyder KARE

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