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Runners say Boston bombing won’t keep them away

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Linda Bachand-Doucet of Pawtucket, R.I., entered the Boston Marathon with two pals who were hoping to earn membership in a group for avid runners of 26.2-mile races.

They were about five miles from the finish when one of her friends got a cellphone call from his mother, up ahead in the stands: There had been an explosion. The trio couldn’t complete the race.

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