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April 20, 2013

Marathon Terrorist Attack: County native recounts Boston horror

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BOSTON — TOGETHER AGAIN

Angela’s husband and children ended up at the hotel after three hours. They had booked their room for Monday night and had looked forward to a relaxing night out to dinner in the city. But many restaurants had closed and there was a two-hour wait for pizza deliveries.

Matthew bought them the last two submarine sandwiches from a nearby convenience store and the family stayed in their hotel room that night, watching cartoons and purposely avoiding news channels.

“I never thought in a million years that my kids would ever be near anything like this,” Angela said.

CATCHING THE FEVER

A Wilmington graduate, Angela was not a runner in high school.

She was working part time milking cows when she met Matthew, whose family owned a dairy in Neshannock Township.

Her interest in running was sparked four years ago after their children were born and a friend encouraged her to run a 5-K with him.

“I got addicted to it.” She started with the 3.1-mile 5-K runs, then advanced into longer-distance training.

“The reason I run is to stay in shape and be a good example to my kids,” she said, adding that all three — Ian, 11, Wyatt, 7, and Audrey, 4, also are involved now.

The entire family ran in the Gobble Wobble 5-K race in Buhl Park at Thanksgiving.

Angela is training now for a reprise in the Pittsburgh Marathon, which is May 5.

And despite the adversity in Boston, her desire is to go back again for another try at that marathon.

“I don’t want that to be my last memory of that city,” she said. “They’re going to recover. And I don’t want my kids to see me live in fear.”

(Email: dwachter@ncnewsonline.com)

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