Two explosions shattered the euphoria of the Boston Marathon finish line Monday afternoon. Authorities carried off the injured while the stragglers in the 26.2-mile trek were rerouted away from the smoking site of the blasts. Competitors and race organizers were crying as they fled the chaos. Bloody spectators were being carried to the medical tent that had been set up to care for fatigued runners.

The source of the two explosions are unknown, but the Boston Marathon Association called them two “bombs.” The explosions occurred around the four-hour mark of the marathon, when the largest number of runners and spectators are at the finish line.

Tuesday morning, authorities are reporting there are now three fatalities – including an 8-year old boy – and over 140 injuries.

Police have searched the apartment of a person of interest, but have not made an arrest. As of yet, no person our group has claimed responsibility for what is being called an ‘act of terror.’

Focus in the media is now shifting toward praise for the first responders and bystanders who rushed to the aid of those injured in the blasts.

Runners in our home towns of Charlottesville and Asheville are safe. Did you know runners at the Boston Marathon? Share your story in the comments.

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