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BOSTON MARATHON TRAGEDY: Four local runners unharmed after Boston Marathon explosions

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Scott Yakubek is pictured on the right. Scott Yakubek is pictured on the right.
Amanda Fire is pictured on the left. Amanda Fire is pictured on the left.
Brandi Dawson pictured on right. Brandi Dawson pictured on right.

BOSTON, Mass. - After two explosions occured at the Boston Marathon Monday, 21 News spoke with local runners who are all unharmed and safe at this time.

According to The Associated Press, police say two people were killed and 23 people were hurt when a pair of bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Crews are dismantling explosive devices.

Brandi Dawson, 39, of Boardman, said she was not injured. Dawson crossed the finish line an hour before the explosions. Her sister Debbie Wrenn said she contacted Dawson shortly after and she and her family are unable to leave by plane. She will stay in her hotel in Boston this evening.

Amanda Fire, 30, of Canfield is also unharmed from the explosions. The first time Boston Marathon runner told 21 News she was four blocks away from the explosion when it happened.

Fire said she saw fire trucks flying up the road as she was returning to her hotel. She said for some who are running for their first time, their dreams are shattered.

"I wasn't feeling very well before the race and it happened forty minutes after I finished. So, had I felt any worse, I could have been right there," Fire said. "There were so many people running and it is a huge deal for anyone who runs this race. Everyone is kind of sick about it."

Scott Yakubek of Salem completed his third run in the Boston Marathon. He was out to eat when the explosion happened and he is now safely out of the city.

"You know, I was going to party tonight, but you know, just thinking about the people and their family. I mean down at the finish line, there is so many people and just can't imagine what was going on there. It had to be total chaos," Yakubek said.

Michael Maillis, 44, of Campbell made it home safely Monday night just before 9:30 p.m.

Stay tuned with 21 News at 11 p.m. and wfmj.com for more on this developing story.

25 local entrants who are listed as having finished according to the marathon's website.

Fontanarosa, Andrew  26  M  Youngstown  OH    
Ford, Gary J.   46  M  Poland   OH   
Ciletti, Michael T  49  M  Warren   OH  
Fire, Amanda   30  F  Canfield  OH  
Gerdes, Robert J.  54  M  Hubbard  OH     
Maheu, Kellie   48  F  Bristolville  OH   
Maillis, Michael J.  44  M  Campbell  OH   
McCluskey, Terry  64  M  Vienna   OH   
Paroz, Paul A   70  M  Burghill  OH   
Smith, Ken   53  M  Warren   OH    
Wilson, Brian   31  M  Columbiana  OH  
Yakubek, Scott   33  M  Salem   OH    
Apling, Carrie A.  37  F  Liberty Twp OH
Barnhart, Ralph  61  M  Leetonia  OH  
Benedict, Michele  51  F  Canfield  OH
Armstrong, John H.  47  M  Grove City  PA       
Burkett, Richard  41  M  New Castle  PA         
Courtney, S. Mark  57  M  Grove City  PA   
Dreves, Michael F  37  M  Grove City  PA   
Dreves, Susan M  38  F  Grove City  PA    
Hohman, Kimberly A.  35  F  Mercer   PA   
Lawrence, Angela C.  31  F  Mercer   PA         
Reed, John R   54  M  New Wilmington  PA   
Smith, Jacob A.  37  M  Greenville  PA   

 

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