Apr 16, 2013 at 6:40 am
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) A pair of local runners are thankful to be alive after running the Boston Marathon Monday, and then witnessing the chaos that followed.
Larry Hosch of St. Joseph says he ran across the finish line about an hour before a pair of explosions rocked that area. He was getting into a cab several blocks away when the blasts occurred. He says his first though was to contact family and friends and let them know he was okay.
Jereme Femrite is a math teacher at South Junior High School in St. Cloud. He finished the marathon about 50 minutes befor the explosions.
Femrite tells KNSI News he had picked up his runner's medal and was in a hotel about three blocks from the explosion when and his wife heard what sounded like thunder. He says cell phone service became spotty and runners and their families were told to stay in their hotel rooms.
Femrite says he and his wife are planning to take a train to New York City for a few days before flying home later this week.
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