Boston Marathon

7:27 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Kalamazoo Marathon organizers take extra precaution after Boston Marathon bombing

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Officials want to be ready for "anything and everything" when third annual Marathon is run on May 5th
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Blaine Lam's regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday morning with police and security officials took on a bit more importance as he continued to plan and prepare for the May 5 Kalamazoo Marathon and Borgess Run for the Health of It events.
SW Michigan
7:43 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Boston Marathon: web roundup

Medical workers help people near the finish line of the Boston Marathon
Credit AP Photo

Southwest Michigan runners and their families had anxious moments after participating in Monday's Boston Marathon. At least three people have been reported dead and dozens were injured by explosions near the finish line. 

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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.