Reacting to reported Boston Marathon bombings

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As you have no doubt heard, two explosions were reported near the finish line for the Boston Marathon, reportedly killing at least two and injuring dozens, according to media reports at 5pm. Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the tragedy.

Of course, Charleston hosts its own major competitive running events, and this afternoon, officials from the Cooper River Bridge Run said, via Facebook, “Our hearts and prayers go out to the runners, families, the city of Boston, and everyone affected by the tragic events of today’s Boston Marathon. It’s a sad day for all of us.”

According to Boston Athletic Association registrations, ta number of Charleston-area runners registered for the event. NOTE: Keep in mind that some runners may have registered but not competed. Information is according to searches of Boston Athletic Association internet tracking search:

From MOUNT PLEASANT:
Richard Blalock
Cheri Cosentino
Eric Hansen
Gary Melville
Elizabeth Turner
William Rowell

From CHARLESTON:
Nate Bergeron
Joshua Brewer
Janet Carter
Cherry Kent
Christopher May
Michael Seekings

From DANIEL ISLAND:
Jacob Driggers

From SUMMERVILLE:
Maureen Bodkin
Jessica Farmer
Lauren Jaynes

We will post more information, including social media reports from runners, as it is available.

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