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Region Runner: 'We Can't Give In'

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For many, the sights and sounds of the storied Boston Marathon are close to their hearts, as they react to the deadly bombings that marred yesterday's race. Longtime northwest Indiana veterinarian Dr. Larry McAfee ran the marathon about twenty years ago, as a charity runner for Heifers Across America, a veterinary group that sponsors taking care of cows in underdeveloped countries. "You know, Boston is the epitome of marathons in the world," Dr. McAfee said. "To have something like that happen, it just, it hurts. It hurts to the core of your being."
Dr. McAfee says he believes it's important to not “give in", and give in meaning "not run Boston again."  Dr. McAfee also said he's got the Indianapolis 500 Mini-Marathon ahead of him, an event he and others he knows are taking part in. For anyone who's running the Indy, Dr. McAfee said, "Please run. We can't give in."
Officials in Indianapolis say they are closely watching the events in Boston as they prepare for the 500 Festival Mini-Marathon May 4th, described as the nation's largest half-marathon. The 13-point-one mile race held just a few weeks prior to the Indianapolis 500 has a field of 35-thousand runners.
To hear more of our interview with Dr. McAfee, visit News Audio on Demand here at our website.
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