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From mom to marathoner; Quesenberry vows to return to Boston

April 18, 2014

Photo submitted St. Marys runner Molly Quesenberry is shown at the Indiana First Bank Veterans Marathon in November. She will be racing Monday morning in her second Boston Marathon.

On Monday at 11 a.m., Molly Quesenberry, 42, of St. Marys will take to the starting line of the Boston Marathon fulfilling a vow she made to return to the race.
"I feel like it's about going out there and supporting Boston, the victims, other runners and doing it for that reason and not really for myself. If you stay away and don't go back then you're giving in and that's what the people who did it want," Quesenberry said.
One year ago Quesenberry and her family experienced the terror of the bombings that killed three and injured nearly 260 spectators.
The bombs were detonated at 2:49 p.m., just shortly after Quesenberry was re-united with her family following the race. They were situated only a block and a half from the crime scene. The terrifying events of that day are a memory forever etched in the minds of the Quesenberry family.

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