Birmingham Track Club President Jennifer Andress has completed the Boston Marathon before. She said that finishing is a time of celebration. However of the bombings, she said it turned a day of elation into a time of fear and sadness.
Since that day, she has been watching and hoping authorities would find those responsible.
"I cannot believe it ended the way it ended. Thank God that there weren't any more deaths than there were. It's just a catastrophe what happened to this point. Just thank God that it's ended now, and it's over," she said.
Andress did not participate in the marathon this year. We asked her if she plans to participate in the Boston Marathon again.
Her reply was, "Heck yeah."