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Local Runner in Boston Marathon Speaks Out

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A little more than two weeks after the Boston bombings, the images are hard to forget, especially for one local runner who heard it all.

Dave Zaski is now back home in Sparks, running even harder for a greater purpose.

He just completed the April 15th marathon when the two bombs exploded. The tragedy has made him appreciate racing even more.

He not only plans to run next year's Boston Marathon, but he also has a message for all aspiring runners.

"I encourage everybody planning to run next year to still go and participate...just reminds you you never know things like this can happen."

Men in his age group, 18 to 34, can qualify for Boston by running 26.2 miles in 3 hours 5 minutes.

"It's the main race you think of when you think of marathoning, that's the part that was so difficult for people who didn't get to finish 'cause you work so hard to get there."

A carjacking victim who helped lead police to the Boston bombing suspects is also telling his story for the first time.

In an interview with CBS News, the man, who asked his identity be disguised, said one of the suspects told him about the attack that eventually killed three people and injured nearly 270 people. "He asked me a question like 'do you know the Boston explosion on Monday?' I said, 'yes.' He said, 'you know, I did that. And I just killed a policeman in Cambridge.'"

You can see more of this interview during tonight's CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley at 6pm on Channel 2.

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