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Several Quad City runners are in Boston after finishing the marathon the morning of April 21st.

We talked with Patches Breed last week before she left. The Wilton, Iowa woman says this is her fourth Boston marathon. Last year she was already back in her hotel when the bombing happened.

This afternoon we were able to talk with her on the phone after the marathon. She says there was certainly a noticeable security force but also signs of "Boston Strong".

"The atmosphere this year was a lot different, first of all, people came out in full force," Breed said. "There were more numbers of not only runners, but also spectators. The spectators instead of us thanking them for coming out, cheering us on, they were thanking us for running."

QCA runner, Stephen Rhodes last year's bombing inspired him to run this year.

"I'm not worried really at all, really excited about it," Rhodes said last week. "Boston is every marathoners dream. If you qualify for Boston, you want to run the Boston marathon." 

Patches tells us the race was very high energy and she felt very safe this year.
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