Rockland County Road Runners compete in Boston Marathon

Past and current presidents of the club, Jamie Kempton and Jonathan Farrell, watched the results of the marathon on TV together. (4/21/14)

PEARL RIVER - Members of a Rockland County running club were among the thousands competing in the Boston Marathon this year.

The Rockland Road Runners say they were determined to take the race back from those who would want to install fear.

Past and current presidents of the club, Jamie Kempton and Jonathan Farrell, watched the results of the marathon on TV at the Saloon Restaurant and Bar in Pearl River.

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Kempton says their club has about 20 runners in this year's race, and he says last year's bombing was on their minds. "You're trying to finish the race and you have the pain and fatigue building up over time. Then when you think someone is trying to harm you, it adds an extra dimension of stress to your mind," he says.

Farrell says that although the bombing was on their minds, there was no question that club members would be back.

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