Gabriel Christus
Greg Kalkwarf of Conifer ran the Boston Marathon last year and finished minutes before the bombs exploded. He is going back this year to run again to raise money for Alzheimer's Association.
Conifer runner to compete in Boston Marathon

For Conifer resident Greg Kalkwarf, there was never any doubt that he’d return to run in the Boston Marathon this year.

Kalkwarf was one of the more than 26,000 participants in last year’s race, when two bombs exploded, killing three people, injuring more than 200, and leaving the city of Boston and the nation in shock.

“I’m guessing emotions will be challenging near the explosion sites this year,” Kalkwarf said. “I’ll do my best to keep my composure and say a prayer for all of the victims.”