Mike Anderson’s flight is booked to run in his 3rd Boston Marathon. He’ll be joined by more than 35,000 runners and more than 500,000 spectators, a year after a deadly terrorist attack left three dead, and hundreds of others injured.
"My goal is I just want to get to
2-hours after Mike crossed the finish line last year, two pressure cooker bombs exploded. He was in a hotel room, not a mile away.
"We had a big picture window that actually overlooked onto
After the attack, Mike’s hotel was immediately locked down. When he left for the airport, security was even tighter.
"They were questioning us at the airport, if we had any photographs, if anyone had taken any video,” adds
He says last year’s attacks were a surprise to everyone. He told us as far as marathons go,
"There’s so many police, there's military personnel. Even in 2006 when I ran I couldn't believe there were snipers on top of the school at the start line."
And even after being so close to death, Mike says he didn't think twice about traveling back this year.
“There’s probably no other race that I’d feel more secure at, they have the best hydration on the course and the crowd support is phenomenal. “I think
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