“I hadn’t planned on running another marathon,” he said. “After this, I feel we have to. I feel I have to do this.
“We’re not going to let these type of people rule our lives. Once we fold to them, it’s just going to keep on going. I want to keep our lifestyle in the United States. Freedom is important to me.
“I’m going to run it, because I can.”
He’s confident he will qualify for next year’s race.
“It’s just a pure sport, so much a grassroots type of sport, it’s such a shame that it happened there ... those innocent people getting killed and hurt,” Gerry said.
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