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Local runners cross finishline at Boston Marathon

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Employees at Second Sole in Boardman were glued to the live streaming web coverage of the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, keeping tabs on their friends who hit the race route without fear.
"It was emotional, because even along the course, you were seeing lots of people with signs saying 'Boston Strong'," Jaclyn Disibio says, a Poland native and first-time marathon runner.
Disibio joined thousands in what was the second largest marathon in history-- one year after the attacks.
"If you talked to somebody that wasn't from Boston, they were very excited to be there, and if you talked to somebody from Boston, they seemed to be emotional about it and they were very appreciative people traveled into the city for this event," Disibio says.
She says security was tight upon her arrival and all throughout the marathon day. Many met the finishline in patriotic spirit as the national anthem echoed throughout the crowd.
Mark Courtney, of Grove City, finished his 35th Marathon Monday. He described Boston as the "safest place on earth" with extensive security measures before and during the event. 
Courtney tells 21 News there was no doubt he'd come back after last year.
"There was no question I was going to come back," Courtney says. "Boston's coming back bigger and stronger and it's an event that's not going to go away."
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