ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - While many New Mexican's who ran in the Boston Marathon made their way home Tuesday, those who remain say life is slowly getting back to normal.
Runner Beth Ulibarri, who is staying about a mile from the finish line, says restaurants are back open and the roads are filled with cars.
She did say there is an obvious "heaviness" around the city.
Ulibarri said she was going to try to get closer to the bombing site Tuesday but was unsure how close she would get. Ulibarri crossed the finish line just five minutes before the blast.
Other Albuquerque runners like Arlene Espinoza, who are staying closer to the bombing site, say it is a whirlwind of activity will helicopters flying overhead and lots of investigators and news crews.
Ulibarri says one thing that strikes her is the camaraderie being shown around the city
"People all over are wearing their race shirts," she said. "The running community is incredibly resilient and more determined to stand up against this type of violence."
Ulibarri, who is scheduled to run in a marathon in California in May, says this event will not deter her. She says if she qualifies next year, she will be back at the Boston Marathon.
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