Boston Marathon explosions

8:57 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Kalamazoo running community verifying safety of Boston Marathon runners from area

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Kalamazoo Area runners club asking those who ran in Boston Marathon to check in on Facebook to show they are safe
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Some of the 38 local athletes who participated in the Boston Marathon on Monday are checking into a Facebook Group to let their families and friends know they are safe after two explosions injured at least a dozen people near the finish line just before 3 p.m.
8:49 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Kalamazoo doctor says Boston Marathon "robbed of its usual joy"

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Dr. Eric Blackwell finished Boston Marathon an hour and a half before two explosions
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
BOSTON, MA -- Dr. Eric Blackwell has run more than 15 marathons, each ending with a feeling of joy and accomplishment. Monday's Boston Marathon was robbed of that. Blackwell, a physician at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, finished the race an hour and a half before the two explosions that killed two and left dozens of others injured.

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