Still, the bombing has not deterred his resolve to run Boston again. In fact, it may have made him more likely to go back.
"That feeling hasn't changed, and I think it's probably been strengthened," says Friedhoff.
Wilbur, who was near enough to hear the blasts, feels the same way.
"My initial thought was, 'I'm not coming back here again,'" she says. "But as time settles, I feel like I need to support the people of Boston."