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Missoula Runner Honors Boston Bombing Victims

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One year ago today, two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring more than 200 others.

On Tuesday, the nation honored those victims lost in the terror attack.

Trisha Drobeck, a two-time Missoula Marathon winner, said she joined the rest of the world in shock and disbelief when the bombs went off in Boston.

"With social media, the way it is now, the videos and the photos, I mean they were very graphic and they were up immediately," Drobeck remembered.

It was an attack that affected so many who shared her love of running. But, after the dust had settled, Drobeck said she realized the bombings were simply an opportunistic attack on a major sporting event.

"It had nothing to do with runners, it was not specifically targeted to runners."

And like so many others over the past year, Drobeck laced back up and trained even harder.

"It made me want to run a little more and I think a lot of other people had the exact same reaction," she explained.

Drobeck is sure there won't be a marathon that goes by where a runner doesn't think of Boston, or remember those who lost their lives.

She added, "It's forever changed our sport, and I think it's made us stronger, but it's just the way it is now."

The most notable change is the extra security measures at races, like bomb-sniffing dogs and even more police officers.

"That's just commonplace now, it's just a new era of security in marathoning, and for any sporting event really."

Drobeck said she's ready to stand-- and run-- in solidarity with thousands of other marathoners at this year's race.

"I've promised myself that as I think of each step, if it gets harder and harder, that I just remember those victims and you know, just put my best foot forward, my strongest foot forward for them," she said.

Drobeck said the Boston Marathon's cap is usually 26,000 participants. However, to honor those who were unable to finish the race last year and accommodate increased interest, officials have allowed 35,000 runner to compete this year.

About 20 Missoula runners will compete in this year's Boston Marathon on Monday.

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