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Re: Boston Marathon 2013

Postby bruyere » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:57 pm

CAW wrote:
ultraslacker wrote:a third explosion is confirmed, but they're not saying if it's related. :/


At JFK in New York, no less.

No, JFK library in Boston, no?
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Re: Boston Marathon 2013

Postby CAW » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:59 pm

bruyere wrote:
CAW wrote:
ultraslacker wrote:a third explosion is confirmed, but they're not saying if it's related. :/


At JFK in New York, no less.

No, JFK library in Boston, no?


right...that's what I meant...but my brain flummoxed.
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Re: Boston Marathon 2013

Postby RA. » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:59 pm

Next briefing is 7:00.

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Re: Boston Marathon 2013

Postby toobusy » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:00 pm

so now we degenerate into speculation and garbage while we wait

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Re: Boston Marathon 2013

Postby ceileigh » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:01 pm

CAW wrote:
ultraslacker wrote:a third explosion is confirmed, but they're not saying if it's related. :/


At JFK in New York, no less.


No, not NY but at JFK Library in Boston

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Re: Boston Marathon 2013

Postby AjaxRunner » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:03 pm

Dee, from what I can find out, there is a full ground stop at Logan at this point.

Stay where you are....reach out to people if you feel unsafe, PM me for a cell phone number if you want.

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Re: Boston Marathon 2013

Postby mas_runner » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:03 pm

I can't imagine having to deal with such trauma after running a marathon, you are so exhausted and emotionally fragile, I just can't comprehend what they must be feeling.

I know this is a bit runner-centric but my thoughts none the less.


My thoughts go to the spectators, runners, officials, volunteers and emergency response teams and any other affected by this...
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Re: Boston Marathon 2013

Postby Avis » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:03 pm

Horrible. CNN is now saying 46 wounded, two dead.
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Re: Boston Marathon 2013

Postby mcshame » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:04 pm

This is madness...I am just horrified by the news...

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Postby Sir Crashalot » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:05 pm

Such horror... & for what... :(
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Re: Boston Marathon 2013

Postby DLS » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:05 pm

CAW wrote:
ultraslacker wrote:a third explosion is confirmed, but they're not saying if it's related. :/


At JFK in New York, no less.


I think they meant "JFK Library" in Boston.
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Postby Samantha » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:05 pm

CAW wrote:
ultraslacker wrote:a third explosion is confirmed, but they're not saying if it's related. :/


At JFK in New York, no less.

JFK library in Boston - not the airport.

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Boston Marathon 2013

Postby deerdree » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:08 pm

toobusy wrote:they are being told not to use cellphones - worries about it triggering any other devices.

They have shut down service, which has freaked out ppl trying to call me!

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Re: Boston Marathon 2013

Postby ngcaper » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:08 pm

Insane...talking to my manager who's Boston based he's saying bombs in trashcans.

Very sad on what should be a happy day.
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Re: Boston Marathon 2013

Postby bruyere » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:14 pm

CAW wrote:
RayMan.2 wrote:Unbelievable! The official time was 4:09 which would be a crowded time on the course (although it's just alway crowded, isn't it). The video I saw from CNN shows that spectators, not runners, were in the thick of the blast.

This is the most bizarre terrorist attack - what is the target? What would be the point?

I cannot conceive of how confused, frightened, angry and terrified this has made so many runners on what should be a day of celebration and achievement.

I have nothing more to say right now - just shocked!


Terror of the masses. That's the point. Think of how Dee is feeling, and apply that to the hundreds of thousands of people in Boston.

A commentator just made this point very clearly: Tons of international news outlets are at that finish line, giving maximum coverage of the impact the bombs had. So many will see, so many will be impacted. So many will think "it can happen anywhere," be scared, and (potentially) change their behaviour.

The flipside is, hopefully... that this would also mean there's lots of media to analyze.
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Re: Boston Marathon 2013

Postby ChrisL » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:18 pm

Since I was supposed to run, my name is on the Boston marathon list. As I arrived home, there was a message from a news station wanting to talk to me. Sheesh...
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Re: Boston Marathon 2013

Postby CAW » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:21 pm

Samantha wrote:
CAW wrote:
ultraslacker wrote:a third explosion is confirmed, but they're not saying if it's related. :/


At JFK in New York, no less.

JFK library in Boston - not the airport.



I corrected myself earlier...but I should go back and edit my post since everybody keeps catching my mistake. :roll:

I'm fighting off a migraine and lacking in caffeine...my brain had a momentary lapse.
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Re: Boston Marathon 2013

Postby JoaniB » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:22 pm

CAW wrote:
Samantha wrote:
CAW wrote:
ultraslacker wrote:a third explosion is confirmed, but they're not saying if it's related. :/


At JFK in New York, no less.

JFK library in Boston - not the airport.



I corrected myself earlier...but I should go back and edit my post since everybody keeps catching my mistake. :roll:

I'm fighting off a migraine and lacking in caffeine...my brain had a momentary lapse.


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Re: Boston Marathon 2013

Postby La » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:22 pm

I'd be more worried for spectators than runners since the explosion was on the sidewalk, not the road. But still, based on Ken's time at 40K (2:44PM, explosion went off at 2:50PM) he would have been very close. I wonder about MrsTortoise, who likely would have been somewhere near the finish waiting for him.
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Re: Boston Marathon 2013

Postby bruyere » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:28 pm

Well, a tiny bright spot... police have now confirmed that the JFK library fire was indeed unrelated.
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Re: Boston Marathon 2013

Postby Stampie » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:30 pm

La wrote:I'd be more worried for spectators than runners since the explosion was on the sidewalk, not the road. But still, based on Ken's time at 40K (2:44PM, explosion went off at 2:50PM) he would have been very close. I wonder about MrsTortoise, who likely would have been somewhere near the finish waiting for him.

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Re: Boston Marathon 2013

Postby DonnaRigs » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:33 pm

deerdree wrote:
toobusy wrote:they are being told not to use cellphones - worries about it triggering any other devices.

They have shut down service, which has freaked out ppl trying to call me!


I thought they were not allowed to do that (because of emergency calls) but I imagine everything is so overloaded, it wouldn't matter.
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Re: Boston Marathon 2013

Postby DonnaRigs » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:34 pm

bruyere wrote:Well, a tiny bright spot... police have now confirmed that the JFK library fire was indeed unrelated.


I thought they said it was related in the news conference? Geez I hate the conflicting news, I understand it, but I hate it
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Re: Boston Marathon 2013

Postby wantmeback » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:36 pm

I haven't been here in awhile but I came to check on our Boston runners and saw this. I hope Ken is okay. I didn't read the whole thread, so is everyone else accounted for?
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Boston Marathon 2013

Postby Bebette » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:37 pm

I am shell-shocked, sick to my stomach...

Hope Ken is safe and sound.
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