MORE THAN 50 SPOKANE RUNNERS WILL TAKE PART IN THE
BOSTON MARATHON NEXT WEEK.
SEVERAL OF THEM WERE THERE LAST YEAR.
KXLY4'S IAN CULL'S IAN CULL JOINS US LIVE IN SPOKANE
WITH THEIR THEIR STORY, IAN?
18 OF THOSE PEOPLE ARE MEMBERS OF THE SPOKANE SWIFTS
COMPETITIVE RUNNING TEAM.
MANY OF THEM ARE GOING TO SUPPORT A CITY -- EACH OTHER
-- AND THE FEW TEAMMATES WHO WERE THERE LAST YEAR.
THE COMFORT OF THE TRACK -- HELPS THE SPOKANE SWIFTS
RUNNING TEAM PREPARE FOR WHAT THEY CALL A REST WEEK.
TONIGHT, ONLY SIX MILES FOR THE LADIES NEAR HART FIELD.
NEXT MONDAY -- 26.2 THROUGH BOSTON.
("What happened there last year, it's just like,
runners tend to be fighters and it brought us closer
18 MEMBERS OF THE TEAM WILL RUN THE BOSTON MARATHON
TONIGHT -- AS THEY WIND THEIR LEGS DOWN -- THEIR MIND
IS RACING ONE YEAR AFTER THE BOMBINGS.
("Really emotional because I just can't imagine what
it would have been like to be there last year and
it's hard not to get choked up.")
LISA SUNDERMAN IS ONE OF THE FEW WOMEN RUNNING MONDAY
-- WHO ALSO RAN LAST YEAR.
("It's something that takes a while to get over,
to get through.")
SHE FINISHED BEFORE THE BOMBINGS -- IN HER ROOM WHEN
THEY WENT OFF.
THEY WERE PUT ON LOCKDOWN AT THE HOTEL.
THIS TIME, SHE'S LOOKING FORWARD TO ACTUALLY ENJOYING
("I think this year is going to have a lot to do
with healing and recovering. You know, having the
event, getting through the event.")
NEXT WEEK, THIS TEAM WILL BE THERE TO COMPETE -- PUSH
-- AND DRIVE EACH OTHER.
THEY HOPE THEIR PRESENCE BRINGS A CERTAIN COMFORT
TO THE CITY.
("It's about coming together as a community and supporting
one another and staying strong, and staying strong
THE SPOKANE RUNNERS SAY THEY'LL GET INTO BOSTON SATURDAY
AND SUNDAY, GET THEIR MATERIALS, WALK SOME OF THE
COURSE -- AND REST BEFORE A LONG DAY BOTH PHYSICALLY
IAN CULL, KXLY 4 NEWS.