Gerry Nagy, Weyburn runner

Gerry Nagy, Weyburn runner, is returning to Boston for the Marathon. (CBC)

Some Saskatchewan runners are experiencing mixed feelings as the Boston Marathon approaches.

Gerry Nagy from Weyburn was there in April 2013 when bombs killed three people and injured more than 200.

He's going back to compete in this year's marathon but told CBC his return will come with some unpleasant memories.

When the explosions happened on April 15 last year, Nagy had finished the race, but his wife Diana had not.

"It was pretty traumatic for a while," he said. "You try not to go there ... but you go there."

Basil Pappas skpic

Basil Pappas says he'll watch the Boston Marathon on TV this year. (CBC)

It turned out his wife was fine.

Nagy said he's not sure what it's going to be like this year, but he feels it's important to return.

"We didn't get a chance to celebrate," he said.

A friend and fellow Saskatchewan runner doesn't feel quite the same way, however.

"It's a little stressful to kind of relive those memories," said Basil Pappas. "So I think I'll be OK to watch it on TV."

The race is set for Monday, April 21.