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Explosion at Boston Marathon finish line

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Smash Williams, Apr 15, 2013.

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  1. Smash Williams

    Smash Williams Well-Known Member

    News breaking on Twitter now.

    "@Boston_Fireman: MCI: 20-30 people injured in front of Boston Public Library after explosion at finish line of Boston Marathon"
  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    AP reporting that sources say the explosions came from inside the Fairmont Copley Hotel near the finish line.
  3. Smash Williams

    Smash Williams Well-Known Member

    Picture of the aftermath is here. Lots of injured people in the foreground. https://twitter.com/theoriginalwak/status/323871871730864128/photo/1
  4. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member


    Tried to mirror this image, but imgur isn't working at the moment.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  5. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    I pray this is not as bad as it looks.
  6. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Just hope no one was killed.
  7. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Are runners still out there?
  8. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member


    This has some good links/info.
  9. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Holy shit. Raw footage rolling on Fox right now and it caught someone is telling a group of what I guess are reporters that there are "at least three bodies" by "some blown out windows." Assume that means the hotel.
  10. Smash Williams

    Smash Williams Well-Known Member

    Reuters is also scraping Twitter for a live-blog style entry. Latest is that there may be "another device."

  11. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    One of the post-blast pictures shows the clock at just past four hours since the start of the Marathon, so there should be a lot left on the course.

    I think novice and average-joe marathoners generally target four hours as the number to beat.
  12. Shit.

    Boston.com must be inundated because the website is not loading on my end.
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