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Siouxland marathon runner says 2014 Boston Marathon especially memorable

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BOSTON (KTIV) - A handful of Siouxlanders made their way to Boston to run in the prestigious marathon Monday.

Andriette Wickstrom from Storm Lake, Iowa returned to Boston for her 23rd consecutive marathon this year.

Andriette said you could tell as soon as you arrived to the marathon events this year that there was something special in the air.

She said people everywhere were so grateful to all of the runners for returning to the city's huge event after last year's bombing.

Even though it's an experience every year, she said that the 2014 race seemed like a culmination of all of the emotion Boston had after last year's tragedy.

"The hospitality in Boston has always been wonderful during marathon week, but this year there was an especially strong appreciation both ways, between the runners and the people who make it possible," Wickstrom said.

Andriette said the marathon's colors, blue and yellow, were even more prominent all over the city this year, and even had yellow flowers lining places on the race route.

She said she'll be going back, because she has two more marathons to run to get to her goal of 25.

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