15 local runners are making their way back from BostonFargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- 15-runners from the Fargo-Moorhead area, have been making their way back from Boston.
By: Kevin Wallevand, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- 15-runners from the Fargo-Moorhead area, have been making their way back from Boston.
West Fargo teacher and local runner Jarrod Danuser had just flown in to Fargo when we caught up with him. Still proudly wearing the coveted Boston Marathon Running coat. The flight to Fargo today, alone on a plane, was needed.
Jarrod Danuser- Boston Marathon Runner: “I knew it would take that, the down time. All day yesterday was phone call after phone call and texting and emails. So today was kind of sitting on the plane and thinking about the people still there runners are a tight group.”
Jarrod had crossed the finish line in Boston Monday,
Danuser: “It sounded like thunder. We thought it was random thunder, construction mishap.”
When the bombs went off. Those who cheered him at the finish line.
Danuser: “My two friends literally walked right past where the bombs were planted, 15 mins it could have been me. It could have been anyone.”
But Jarrod has a unique perspective on this tragedy, now just 24-hours old.
Danuser: “Sometimes it takes those trying moments where you realize there is hate out there but that is when humanity shines through”
The West Fargo teacher says the act of terrorism comes at a time.
Danuser: “The irony of it all we just finished talking about hate in the world so i think this will bring it home, it is not hate is out there but what do we do.”
And he knows there will be questions from his West Fargo students, and they should expect some answers, and lessons learned of a runner, who not only finished, but arrived back home, even more driven.
Danuser: “I have been thinking these events are meant to instill fear but I am going back, absolutely.”
Danuser teaches at the West Fargo's Sheyenne 9th Grade Center.