Back in Tucson, Boston Marathon runners react to suspect ID

Scene at The Boston Marathon explosions. Photo Date: 4/15/2013. Image by Twitter

Back in Tucson, Boston Marathon runners react to suspect ID

CREATED Apr 19, 2013

Reporter: Cory Marshall

TUCSON(KGUN9-TV) - Inside Tucson's, "The Running Shop," it's not exactly business as usual.

Glued to the TV, employees watched the continuing terror in Boston unravel.

"It's way too real. It's very different from any attack or anything else we've ever seen," The Running Shop employee, Lucas Tyler said.

Tyler had friends and co-workers in Boston for the marathon, Monday.

"It's still very real but it seems like a bad movie. It's something that you're in, you're not necessarily a willing participant," Tyler continued.

Keith Schlottman is one of those friends. Blocks away from Monday's blasts, Schlottman says it has been an emotional week.

"With the events today it's kind of resurfacing some of it," Schlottman said.

"Does it give you some comfort, some peace of mind that they have a suspect now?" Nine On Your Side's Cory Marshall asked Schlottman.

"It does, but it doesn't change what happened. The real shame is that it happened at all," Schlottman said.

"The sport has been changed in a way that it will never be the same," Schlottman continued.

The longtime runner tell 9OYS he has gone back to the thing he knows best -- running. Schlottman calls the sport a way to cope -- his own personal therapy.