NEW YORK - News 12 Interactive Producer Michelle Carlson will be one of thousands of runners participating in the upcoming Boston Marathon.

Carlson has run in over 100 races, and like other runners, she will carry the memory of what happened at the marathon last year. On the day of the bombings, she was interviewed live in the studio from a runner's perspective.

One year later, Carlson says there is nothing that could keep her away from going to Boston. She says this is going to be one of the most important marathons she has ever run in.

"Marathon runners are a different type of breed," said Carlson. "It’s a loner sport, but we stick together because we all love something."