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Home  |  News  |  Fort Mill woman finished Boston Marathon just as explosion hit

Fort Mill woman finished Boston Marathon just as explosion hit
Tuesday, April 16, 2013

 
BOSTON — The first of two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday left a ringing in Demi Clark’s ears for 30 minutes.

It could have been much worse for the runner from Fort Mill.

Clark had edged to the right side of the street to wave to her family in the grandstands.

“Thank God, because the runners to my left were all down on the ground,” Clark told Charlotte television station WCNC. “People were just blown up against the fences, and it was horrible. I mean blood everywhere, and nobody knew what to do.

“Chaos. Just absolute chaos. Smoke everywhere and then another blast went off about 300 yards down maybe 10 seconds later.”

Clark was in Boston with a group of runners from Dream Big, a foundation that helps low-income children participate in sports. As the top fund-raiser for the foundation, she earned VIP tickets for her family to sit in the stands at the marathon’s finish line.

Clark later Tweeted that those VIP tickets might have saved the lives of her husband and two daughters because general spectators were closer to the explosions. Her family being in the VIP section might have saved her life, too.

Clark was among 135 South Carolinians registered to run the race on Monday. Her story may be the most harrowing, but all the S.C. runners who were in Boston will have stories to tell for years to come – not about the race itself, but about the events surrounding the explosions that killed at least three and injured dozens.

Friends and loved ones spent the harrowing minutes and hours after the explosion trying to contact runners. Many found runners via Facebook and Twitter and shared the good news with others via social media.

Source: http://www.thestate.com/2013/04/15/2726244/fort-mill-woman-finished-race.html

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