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GSU student participating in 2014 Boston Marathon

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STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) -

Georgia Southern student Sara Rothberger will be running in the 2014 Boston Marathon.

She missed qualifying last year by one month and watched online as tragedy hit.

She said she's excited to be part of one of the most famous races, but she also knows this marathon will be about resolve and determination.

"I saw something on Facebook that said if you want to try and defeat the human spirit, marathon runners are the wrong group to target," said Rothberger.

Rothberger has family traveling to Boston to cheer her on. City leaders in Boston have advised the public to expect more security than ever before.

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