Apr 16, 2013 9:11 PM by Cameron Polom, KSBY News

Local runners reach out to those affected

As Boston begins the process of mourning and recovery from yesterday's explosion, people on the Central Coast continue to channel their broken hearts into something positive.

They are using social media, reaching out to loved ones, and trying to channel what running in a marathon really stands for, perseverance.

Many along the Central Coast were using Facebook today to show their support for people injured in Monday's explosions.
Sending prayers, and words of hope, something that seems to be innate in all long distance runners.

Cal Poly student Rob Deipersloot is one of those people. He's training for his first marathon and says Boston is one of his life goals.
As he trains, those hurting from Monday continue to be on his mind.

"As a runner it gives me something to try for, all those families and everyone who got hurt during the run, it just makes me push myself a little harder actually," said Deipersloot.

Today, many people around San Luis Obispo are sporting their SLO marathon shirts or other marathon tees, all in support of victims of Monday's tragedy.

Now if you're planning on donating money, we do want to warn you. There are a number of scams out there so if you're planning on sending the dollars somewhere make sure you know exactly where they're going.



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