Kentuckian Returns From Running In Boston Marathon

Reported by: Ellen Bryan
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Updated: 4/17/2013 11:43 pm

Many Boston Marathon Runners have made their way back home, including Kentuckian Dr. Frank Romanelli.

Romanelli ran the Boston Marathon for the third time this year. When he crossed the finish line, he said he was so tired he didn’t wait around to watch the others cross.

The UK Professor said less than an hour after he was in his hotel room, family and friends started texting him to see if he was alright.

Romanelli said turned on the TV to see the chaos going on just a mile from where he was sitting in his hotel.

“The local news was telling us that once you have left the area, do not return, do not go outside, do not congregate in large crowds,” Romanelli said.

When people were finally let back out on the streets, Romanelli said it was an eerie, quiet setting.

“People would not put their medals on out of respect,” Romanelli said. “Usually afterward everyone is walking around the city with their medals on and jackets, but people were very respectful and didn't want to wear their medals.”

Romanelli said it was hard for the runners to know that the people who were injured were the supporters cheering them onto finish the 26 miles.

“It’s special for a lot of people. So it's very sad to think there were so many people that close to the finish line that they were not able to cross,” he said.

Around the 23rd mile, Romanelli was considering making this his last Boston Marathon run.

“I was in a lot of pain and I was thinking maybe this will be my last one. It takes a lot to run that marathon, it's very hilly,” he said. “But after all of this happened, there's just no doubt, I plan to go back next year. I have to go back next year.”

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