|Published: 8:57 AM, 04/17/2013
||Last updated: 8:58 AM, 04/17/2013
Author: Tommy Millsaps
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
As two bombs exploded during the Boston
Marathon Monday afternoon, a thousand miles a way a Sweetwater High
teacher was finishing another busy day in the classroom.
But when she learned of the tragedy
from her principal, David Watts, Emily Roy's thoughts quickly turned
to the events in Boston. Roy is the cross country coach at Sweetwater
High and has run in the famous marathon four times, the last time
being back in 2010.
"I couldn't believe it," she said,
after hearing the news. "I don't know why anyone would want to do
something like that."
Roy said her heart goes out to the
victims and their families.
Having run past that same finish line
in Boston herself, seeing the pictures and replays of the bombing are
tough for her to take.
Roy said the runners are exhausted as
they finish, but many of them have completed a life-long dream when
they complete the race and many have run to raise money or awareness
for a cause.
Roy said to have that moment of victory
taken away, is particularly sad for the runners and all the people
who came to support them.
See full story in the Wednesday, April 17, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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