A belated note to the blog to let you know that all the team runners and patient families are safe. Each of us was overwhelmed when we returned home by the concerned calls and messages reaching out to us from across the country.
What began as a beautiful day, through an evil act, became surreal, chaotic, and unbearably tragic.
Going off at 2:50 PM, the bombs specifically targeted charity runners as they finished. The race clock had even been toggled to show the elapsed time since the 10:40 AM wave 3 start. Family members at the finish were the primary victims.
Many of our team members were safely past the finished area at the time of the blast, while others finished their runs at 25.7 miles; just short of the Mass Ave underpass.
Our thoughts are with the families who have lost loved ones and are with the many seriously injured.