Red Flag Warning expires at 6:00 PM on 4/20, issued at 1:38 PM Athol, KY | Beattyville, KY | Bethany, KY | Campton, KY

Lexington Solidarity Run For Boston Bombing Victims

Reported by: Aaron Adelson
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 4/18/2013 9:40 pm
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AAdelsonABC36

The Lexington running community wants to remember the Boston Marathon bombing victims.

Instead of seeing psychologist, Keith Cunningham runs every day.

"It makes me feel alive .  It makes me, ah, it's my therapy, you know, when days are bad and you want to de-stress, i go out and run, and i feel so much better and normal again," said Cunningham.

Normal the last several mornings different for most everyone in their running group.

"We work out our little demons while we go run," said Cunningham.

You can hear their feet pounding on the pavement, you can hear the peace of an early spring morning, and you can't help but hear what's running through their minds.

"Gee, my initial reaction is no, not, that's not right.  And then it was oh my gosh, is everybody OK?"

Cunningham says 12 people from Lexington were in Boston when two explosions seconds apart killed three, and injured more than a hundred others. 

The President's calling it an act of terror.  The rest of the world, including these runners, just have a lot of questions.

"We all kind of exchanged what did you hear?  Who did you know?  What happened?  Are they OK?  Were they there at the time?"

Saturday, Cunningham and whomever else wants to join him will run to remember the Boston bombing victims.  Cunningham says all the runners from Lexington who ran Boston are safe, but in the running world there's a sense of community, and that's why Cunningham is calling the weekend event a solidarity run. 

He won't stop there.

"It's the race everybody wants to run, but because you have to qualify in order to run, very few of us actually get to go there," said Cunningham.

Even fewer would think about going there after Monday.

"I spent 10 years in the army, so those kinds of things don't bother me.  It's the getting there that's the issue," said Cunningham.

He says he's close to qualifying, but his focus now is on Saturday; showing Boston and the world unity, several hundred miles away.


Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
Most Popular
KSP: 2 Men Shot During Turkey Hunt, 1 Pronounced Dead
State Police are looking into a shooting in Clay County, where they said three men went turkey hunting Thursday morning and two of them were shot -- one fatally.
Making The Right Decision
Coach Cal wants his players to come back only if it is right for them and their families. Video Video
Search Continues For Escaped Wolf-Dog In Jessamine County
The search continued Friday night for the last of three wolf-dog's that escaped from the Wolf Run Wildlife Refuge near Highway 27 in Jessamine County. Video Video
UPDATE: Clay Co. Sheriff Reports Fatal Shooting Not Drug-Related
Meth and other drugs have been ruled out in a fatal shooting that occurred during a turkey hunt Thursday morning, according to the Clay County Sheriff.
Kentucky Basketball Future Ready To Meet The Present
Incoming Freshmen Call And Implore Freshmen To Stick Around For Second Season At UK Video Video
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.