Roseburg man returning to life after Boston attack

Roseburg man returning to life after Boston attack »Play Video

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- A Roseburg man is settling back into daily life after being just a few blocks away from the blasts in Boston.

Sam Friedman has always loved running.

After qualifying for the Boston Marathon, he was excited. He never thought the race would end in bloodshed.

Sam was just a few blocks from the blast when it happened.

At first, he said he had no idea what was happening when he heard the explosions. "It sounded like a cannon going off," he said.

At first, he didn't think it was anything too serious. "This is the first time I've been in Boston for a marathon, and there have been 117 others, I didn't think it could be anything like that."

Friedman says seeing the way people reacted on the scene and around the country really says a lot about Americans. "We're very resilient to this. We're going to look this in the face and challenge this, challenge this malevolence."

Sam is facing the challenge head on, by continuing to run. "It was such a hard race towards the end, I was thinking, "This is the last marathon I want to do. because it's just too much." But after this, it makes me say I think I've got to run another one to prove that I can overcome this."