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Boston Marathon Runners From Middle Tennessee Return Home

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by Jason Lamb

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Dozens of Middle Tennesseans returned home from the Boston Marathon Tuesday with stories about where they were when the two bombings took place on Monday.

Those runners were celebrating a homecoming that means more than just finishing a race, but surviving the mayhem the two explosions created.

Dawn Evans was one marathon runner NewsChannel 5 spoke with, who said she had crossed the finish line an hour or so before the two blasts went off, and she had met up with her friends at a nearby hotel.

That's when she said she started getting texts from friends back home asking if she was alright, and she eventually found out what had happened at the finish line.

Evans said she won't let the bombings deter her from entering another Boston Marathon in the future. "I don't know how to make it fool proof, but it doesn't make me not want to do it," Evans said.  "If anything, it makes you want to support it more and participate – you can't let evil win."

About 90 Boston Marathon racers were registered from Middle Tennessee.


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