EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing--a tragedy that took three lives and injured nearly 300. Baton Rouge's Varsity Sports employee, Michael Edmonson, remembers it vividly.
"Your stomach just drops because you're like' wow they're people there that I know. And there are people there I know now that were 50 yards away," said Edmonson.
Varsity Sports sent two teams to run in last year's race. This year, they will be going back and will be sending four teams. This will be Edmonson's first visit to Boston.
"We are going back this year because this is our race. We are not going to let something as terrible as what happened last year prevent us from going back and making our Boston, " said Edmonson.
"I think everyone is going to be Boston strong and I think they are because they are going to run together. We are all going to be one great team out there," he continued.
And every great team comes together during the toughest points of adversity.
Teaching people a valuable lesson; when life tries to knock you down you just keep on running.
The runners will head to Boston Friday for Monday's race. More than 3,000 are expected to participate.