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Local Runners React to Boston Manhunt

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SALISBURY, Md.- After two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon, a couple of local runners never got a chance to finish the race.

"It's a terrible thing. I've been telling people that as part of a running community, in some ways I feel like it has been an attack on myself," said Wicomico High teacher Rick Woods, of Salisbury.

Woods says the Boston Marathon will not come to an end until the person responsible for that horrific crime is locked up.

Local runners, like Mary Beth Evans, of Rehoboth Beach, are breathing a sigh of relief as thousands of police comb through the streets of a Boston suburb in search of 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is on the run.

"I'm glad they found the suspects and glad that one is not on the street anymore," said Evans.

The FBI says the two suspects were brothers from Russia. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev lived near Boston and had been in the U.S. for about a decade, according to an uncle who spoke with the Associate Press.

"These are people who have no respect for anybody, whether it's foreign terrorists or here," said runner Linda Schwartz-Chi, of Rehoboth Beach. "They killed children. Who kills children?"

Thousands of people lined the streets of Boston for one of the biggest marathons in the nation.

"To bring something that is so positive to a negative standstill, people were killed and injured, to me it's horrible," said Woods.

It was Woods third Boston Marathon, and when asked would he run again, he said, "Tuesday and Wednesday I was not sure. But something happened last night, when I was watching the news.I would love to go back and participate next year. I think next year will be so, so special."

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