Hoosier runners react to Boston Marathon bombing verdict

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 8, 2015)-- Jurors in the Boston Marathon bombing trial have found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty of all 30 counts, including 17 that carry a possible penalty of death. Survivors of the bombing say they're relieved after the verdict.

Indy marathoner Josh Dials paid close attention to the Boston Marathon bombing trail.

Dials watched the jury's decision at work on Wednesday. He is one of dozens of Hoosier runners who were there April 15, 2013. He crossed the finish line just 45 minutes before the bombs went off.

"I have guilt almost for not being around starting line to help. You see all these now with great people helping people out and dragging people to safety and just kind that survivor's guilt, not being able to do anything," said Dials.

The runner says the verdict against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev helps all runners put this one more step behind them.

"Giving people that closure they need move on is the most important thing. The race is going to take place in the less than two weeks and it will be a great event and the spirit of that hasn't really changed at all," said Dials.

Runner Collin Trent agrees: "It is important that the marathon continues. We love running. We love community. We want to show the world that we want to host these events and not let a single act of terrorism stop what we want to do."

Because of the marathon bombings, there is now a clear bag policy at major events, including races.

The 119th Boston Marathon is Monday April 20.