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Documentary filming at local race for Boston bombing survivor from Huntsville

A Logan County woman who was at the finish line of the Boston Marathon when the first bomb went off is taking part in a local race on Sunday.

Mary Jenkins of Huntsville is a marathon runner and is one of the five people crossing the finish line when the first bomb went off at the Boston Marathon earlier this year.

Though she was not injured, Jenkins says she was emotionally shaken she realized what happened.

Jenkins is one of the over 100 registered for the Horseshoe Hill Climb trail race on Sunday. The race at Marmon Valley Farm on State Route 292 outside of Zanesfield features distances of 10, 20, and 30 kilometers.

In late June, she suffered a stress fracture in her shin bone and the race at Marmon Valley Farm is the next step in her effort to work back up to marathons. The 51-year old is entered in the 20K division.

“With just getting back into running, I think it is going to be a very challenging course for me,” Jenkins says. “I’m anxious for it.”

A Boston documentary crew will be filming Jenkins during the race. The documentary is following the five people at the finish line at the time of the bombing.

Proceeds from the ‘Horseshoe Hill Climb’ race benefit the Marmon Valley Ministries Summer Horse Camp program. The camp combines horsemanship and Bible study for youth ages seven to 17 and provides scholarships for families that cannot afford the price of camp. The camps are conducted at Marmon Valley Farm throughout the summer.

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