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Bill Rodgers crossing the Boston Marathon finish line in 1979. (AP)
Bill Rodgers crossing the Boston Marathon finish line in 1979. (AP)

Bill Rodgers was not at the finish line on Monday. The four-time Boston Marathon winner was tired from events in the days leading up to the marathon, so he decided to watch the race from home.

But Rodgers says there will be a new meaning to training for and running next year's marathon, "knowing that people lost their lives here."

"Runners are very determined people. The American people area very determined people," Rogers said. "I probably will make an effort to run next year. I know I can run the marathon, I'm kind of creaky, I'm 65 years old, but I saw that 78-year-old runner fall at the finish line when the blast hit near his back. He got up and he finished the race. So yeah, look for me at Boston next year."

To hear our full conversation with Rodgers, click play above.


This program aired on April 17, 2013.

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