SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -

Ozarkers are among the nearly 36,000 people running the 2014 Boston Marathon.

"Ozarks Today" anchors talked to Amy Robbins of Springfield as she prepared to hit the starting line in Hopkinton, Mass.  She shared during the interview the atmosphere at the starting line and just how different this year is for her after being in Boston during the terrorists' attacks in 2013.

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said at the starting line in Hopkinton that officials are trying to keep a traditional family feel to the marathon while maintaining tight security.

A moment of silence was observed and "America the Beautiful" was played over a loudspeaker before the start of the race.