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South Carolinians make the trip to Boston Marathon

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

More than 200 South Carolinians made the trip to Massachusetts to run in the 2014 Boston Marathon. Two participants from the Midlands, Anita Recchio and Scott Flicker, said it was the experience of a lifetime.

Recchio had run the marathon four other years, but this was the first year for Flicker.

"I just thank God for the opportunity that I had to take part in this tremendous event," said Flicker.

For Recchio, this marathon had a different feeling to it in light of the 2013 bombings.

"It was very emotional to literally run right by those places where the bombs went off," said Recchio.

There were more runners, increased security, and more spectators than previous years.

"They were 10 deep on each side of the street, or more. The support out there was amazing. There's really no words to described it," said Flicker.

"The entire 26 miles was just lined with spectators, and the whole town of Boston, and the surrounding communities, were just so supportive," added Recchio.

Recchio finished the marathon in 3 hours and 56 minutes. Flicker finished in 3 hours, 17 minutes, and 51 seconds.

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