WEST NYACK - Tuesday marks the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon attack.

A first-time marathon runner from Suffern is taking part in this year’s race to raise money for charity.

Tom Frigge has been training to turn himself into a long-distance runner since he usually only does half-marathons.

Frigge is not only running to raise money for cancer research, but also to send a message of hope in light of the terror attack that struck last year’s race.

It was one year ago on Tuesday that a pair of bombs near the Boston Marathon finish line killed three people and injured 260 others.

For an extended interview with Frigge, watch the clip to the left or go to News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.