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Valley runner experiences bad luck in Boston, NYC marathons

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PHOENIX -

One valley runner was in Boston for the marathon when the explosion happened and it wasn't the first time that tragedy surrounded a race she participated in.

Kaylee Barton qualified for the Boston Marathon last year, but an injury prevented her from going.

So you can only imagine how excited she was to be going this year.

Barton finished the race in 3.5 hours, just about 20 minutes ahead of the deadly explosions.

"The running community.. we thrive on people spectating and coming to see us run.  It's really important to us and it's just unfortunate that it was spectators that were injured and killed," she said.

This wasn't her first run-in with race disasters.  Back in November, Barton signed up to run in the New York City Marathon, only to have it cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy.

Barton says she's not letting this week's events scare her from running again.  She's already signed up to run this year's NYC Marathon and she plans to run Boston again next year.

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