Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

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April 18, 2013

LIVES RUN TOGETHER

Andover residents swept up in tragedy at the Marathon

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“Boston is a high-energy event, and the whole state really gets behind it,” Poland said. “For something like this to happen on such a terrific, beautiful day is terrible news.”

Dennis Johnson said he’s not yet ruling out the possibility of running Boston again next year.

“My initial feeling is that I would perhaps not do it again next year. Some of that is the shock of the events, and when you’re putting on an event that large, it’s a target,” he said. “It’s hard to tell.”

The same goes for Paul Kelley, who isn’t sure if this year will be his last as a security detail for the race.

“I’ve rarely thought about it. I’d be surprised if they have volunteers for that section of the race next year anyway,” he said.

“A year from now, I’d probably say, yeah, I’ll do it again. But standing there will be a little strange.”

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