5 Steamboat residents registered for Boston Marathon rocked by explosions
April 15, 2013
Steamboat Springs — Two explosions rocked the finish of the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon. According to the race's website, five entrants from Steamboat Springs were registered.
Nate Anderson, an emergency room doctor, was the first Steamboat entrant to finish at 1:26 p.m., more than an hour before the blasts were reported.
His wife, Mary, wrote in an email Monday that he was at his brother's house when the explosions took place and is fine.
Jennifer Schubert-Akin wrote in an email Monday that she finished two minutes before the explosions.
"I was about two blocks past it, picking up my medal, water, etc., when Kaboom!" she wrote. "A big explosion, with huge cloud of black smoke. Then, about 15 seconds later, Kaboom! Another big explosion with more smoke. It was terrifying."
Schubert-Akin wrote that she and her husband, Rick, were safe in their hotel room.
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"If I had not pushed so hard to be under 4 hours, my day would have had a very different outcome," she wrote. "I am very thankful to be safe and am praying for those who were not so fortunate."
Of the other three entrants who reported to be from Steamboat, one did not record any split times for the race and two finished more than an hour before the blasts. The Steamboat Today had not been able to contact them Monday afternoon.
Honey Stinger had a group of employees at the marathon's expo. Kat Fagan, events coordinator for Honey Stinger, said they were safe and on their way back to Steamboat.
Initial reports are that three were killed in the blasts at the finish of the marathon and many were injured, according to the Associated Press. A fire was reported at JFK Library in Boston about an hour after the blasts. There were no injuries initially reported from the fire.
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