Michigan's Lieutenant Governor Reflects on Boston Marathon Experience

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693 people from Michigan crossed the finish line at the Boston Marathon Monday, and Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley was one of them.

He ran for the One Fund Boston team, a group formed after last year's bombing that raises money and helps support the victims and families of those affected by the attack.

The lieutenant governor told WILX Tuesday it was the experience of the lifetime and the energy level was through the roof.

"It wasn't just because the Boston Marathon is the world championships of running, but it was also that comeback year following the bombings of last year," said Lt. Governor Calley. "So there was this gritty determination that everybody involved was like 'we're going to pull this off and it's going to be a successful race."

The Lieutenant Governor said the race felt safe the whole way through, with a strong and visible presence of security along the route. He also said the thousands of spectators that cheered as he made his way through the course really made a difference.

Pictures courtesy Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley

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