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I live in the South End...

I live in the South End and my parents were up visiting from Connecticut. We had just gotten to the corner of Boylston and Hereford st after walking over from Fenway Park where we went to the Red Sox game. My parents were excited as this was their first time being Boston Marathon spectators, naturally we were taking lots of pictures. I was bringing…

we were coming from the Sox...

we were coming from the Sox game walking to meet someone at the finish line. we were right at the Hynes when we heard the first blast. We thought a cannon had gone off - and then the 2nd, and people started running in a panic.

Walking back home from the Sox...

Walking back home from the Sox game and heard what sounded like thunder. Saw people running to the Charles moments later.

I was walking my dogs around...

I was walking my dogs around Kenmore sq / Fenway / back bay that afternoon. I parked by BU & headed down Comm Ave in the hopes of walking around Fenway park durin the 9th inning. B/c of the race, I couldn't cross mass ave, so we walked up comm ave thru all the college kids, over the muddy river & up-over the race. On the corner of comm & mass…

Walking back towards the car from...

Walking back towards the car from the Sox game and viewing the Marathon on Comm. Ave. and heard both blasts..thought they were cannons, then we daw everyone running down Exeter and Dartmouth.

We had walked to Bolyston after...

We had walked to Bolyston after the Red Sox game to meet friends who were watching the marathon at a bar. We were just about there when the first bomb went off. I thought it was a cannon in celebration of Patriots Day. Then the second went off. It was a lot closer and we realized it was not a cannon. Everyone stood still for a few seconds,…

We were headed from Fenway to...

We were headed from Fenway to watch the runners and had gotten almost as far as the fire house on Boylston when we heard the first explosion. Even after the second explosion, I didn't process it being anything so horrific. We stopped heading toward the finish line...I though maybe there were out of control students and we were hearing some kind of…

My two friends and I were...

My two friends and I were walking from Fenway Park to the TD Garden for the Bruins game. We had just come out of the Prudential and were deciding where to go next. As we were standing on Ring Road, we heard and felt the first explosion. We froze and then shortly after heard the 2nd. At that time, we saw people running up Ring Road from…

Several friends and I took Patriots...

Several friends and I took Patriots Day off to attend the morning Red Sox game. After the win, we walked toward Boylston to go to a bar and take in the ambiance of the race. After waiting in line at Dillon's for about five minutes, we heard a dull thud in the direction of the finish line and saw white smoke rising quickly. The sound resembled a…

"The Marathon Post I Didn’t Plan to Write": A Blog Post by Marathon Runner Katie Clark

This is not the post I dreamed about for 26.2 miles. The post I planned was along the lines of Once Upon a Time and Happily Ever After. Stereotypical in plot, with the main character overcoming the physical and mental challenges that go along with running a marathon but coming out on top, it would include all my unique experiences and observations,…