by: Erica Byfield Updated:
ATLANTA - Channel 2 Action News talked to the woman who was in charge of organizing the Olympic Marathon the day after a bomb rocked Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park in 1996.
"I was in charge of the marathon. I had 1,200 volunteers," she said.
She said she was determined not to let fear ruin the race.
"In a democracy you face this terrible thing in the face and you
A little more than 24 hours after the
Emmons also was the executive director of the Peachtree Road Race for 22 years. She told Byfield it's important other race organizers adopt the same fearless mindset and continue to host events.
"Just face it