At least two people died, and more than 100 were reportedly injured after two explosions occurred near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon.
Tullahoma High School Cross Country Head Coach Chris Clemens competed in the marathon yesterday. Clemens told WMSR News that he was fortunate to have cleared the finish line about 45 minutes to an hour before the bombs exploded.
Coach Clemens said it was a very sad day. He, his wife and two children stayed in Boston and were planning to fly out today.
He added that his thoughts were with the families that lost loved ones and those who were injured.
This was Coach Clemens’ 1st Boston marathon, and he finished in a time of 3 hours 39 minutes and 53 seconds, his 3rd fastest marathon ever. Clemens also said he felt for the many people that had put in so much time and effort to participate that were unable to finish because the race was stopped as soon as the bombs went off.