SACRAMENTO - Runners with the Sacramento Running Association are preparing to head to Massachusetts for the Boston Marathon, one year after the deadly bombing.
"I heard the first explosion and it was really really loud," said runner Michelle La Sala.
La Sala finished last year's Boston Marathon an hour before the explosion.
She says she was in her hotel room 21 floors up on the street where the explosion occurred.
"I just saw people running away, running away from Boylston St., and that was one of the scariest things I have ever seen," La Sala remembered.
Despite the horror, La Sala and 40,000 other runners are not allowing fear to prevent them from participating in this year's race.