BOSTON, MA (WTVB) - At least two dozen runners from the Southwest Michigan area ran the Boston Marathon this year. So far we haven’t heard of any who were caught in the twin blasts at the finish line yesterday afternoon.
By the time the bombs went off Dr. Eric Blackwell, who works at Borgess, had finished the race and met up with his family away from the finish line. He says the terrorists could have done a lot more damage if they had placed the bombs along the route instead of at the finish line where there were medical tents filled with doctors, nurses and EMT’s.
Blackwell says it won’t deter him from running future marathons, on the contrary, he plans to be back in Boston next year. West Michigan Runners checked in on a Facebook page and there are no reports of any of them being injured in the twin blasts.President Obama is reassuring the nation that no stone will remain unturned in the effort to find those behind the deadly bombingS. The President said any responsible persons or groups, quote, "will feel the full weight of justice.”
At least 17 people remain hospitalized in critical condition following Monday's marathon bombings. The twin blasts near the finish line killed three people, including an 8-year old boy and injured more than 140.