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Re: Boston Marathon Discussion Thread

Post  Nick Morris on Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:33 pm

ounce wrote:All major broadcast networks have broken into normal programming.

I saw a video showing smoke just before the finish line. The time clock was at 4:09:51, according to the hand held video. Lots of stretchers, but no reports of number of casualties, but there are casualties.

2 explosions on Boylston.


Yeah, the huffintonpost has the link to the video.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/15/boston-marathon-explosion_n_3086665.html
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Post  Nick Morris on Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:34 pm

healdgator wrote:Not familiar with Boston at all, were these explosions literally at the finish line?

I wonder how/where they are routing the runners still on the course?


Yes, the one explosion was right near the finish line...
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Re: Boston Marathon Discussion Thread

Post  Michael Mitchell on Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:34 pm

ounce wrote:All major broadcast networks have broken into normal programming.

I saw a video showing smoke just before the finish line. The time clock was at 4:09:51, according to the hand held video. Lots of stretchers, but no reports of number of casualties, but there are casualties.

2 explosions on Boylston.

This is not good. The picture clearly shows folks finishing....sigh...Why? Why? A great day marked by this...
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Re: Boston Marathon Discussion Thread

Post  Jerry on Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:36 pm

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Re: Boston Marathon Discussion Thread

Post  Nick Morris on Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:37 pm

I can't find any word on whether this was an accidental explosion or if it was planned.
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Re: Boston Marathon Discussion Thread

Post  ounce on Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:37 pm

4 people treated at Mass General, so far, according to ABC.

Clock time at time of explosion was 4:09:44. Second explosion happened less than a minute after the first. It happened about 30 feet from the finish line on the left side of the street, as the runners head to the finish line.

One runner apparently was hit by schrapnel, if not, he was knocked to the ground.
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Re: Boston Marathon Discussion Thread

Post  Michael Mitchell on Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:38 pm

I think it may be too early to answer that one......
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Post  ounce on Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:39 pm

The first explosion happened in front of a business called "The Forum".
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Re: Boston Marathon Discussion Thread

Post  healdgator on Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:40 pm

Nick Morris wrote:I can't find any word on whether this was an accidental explosion or if it was planned.

Probably way too early to make any announcements, but two explosions in this location at this time points to a particular answer.
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Re: Boston Marathon Discussion Thread

Post  Nick Morris on Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:41 pm

http://i72.servimg.com/u/f72/16/59/04/32/untitl10.jpg
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Re: Boston Marathon Discussion Thread

Post  ounce on Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:41 pm

Between Dartmouth and Exeter on Boylston.
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Re: Boston Marathon Discussion Thread

Post  Martin VW on Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:42 pm

healdgator wrote:Not familiar with Boston at all, were these explosions literally at the finish line?

I wonder how/where they are routing the runners still on the course?

Stands are intact, so it seems it was a bit further up Boylston. Reports are that it was in a spectator area, not in a place where runners were hurt.

They would reroute runners up Comm(onwealth) Ave, instead of having them turn onto Hereford St., Probably finish near Boston Common.
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Re: Boston Marathon Discussion Thread

Post  healdgator on Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:45 pm

Martin VW wrote:
healdgator wrote:Not familiar with Boston at all, were these explosions literally at the finish line?

I wonder how/where they are routing the runners still on the course?

Stands are intact, so it seems it was a bit further up Boylston. Reports are that it was in a spectator area, not in a place where runners were hurt.
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Not sure if this is better or worse. Probably no answer to that question. Just imagining nearing the finish line in agony, only to have to summon the energy to try to track down your spectating family.
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Re: Boston Marathon Discussion Thread

Post  Nick Morris on Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:45 pm

Martin VW wrote:
healdgator wrote:Not familiar with Boston at all, were these explosions literally at the finish line?

I wonder how/where they are routing the runners still on the course?

Stands are intact, so it seems it was a bit further up Boylston. Reports are that it was in a spectator area, not in a place where runners were hurt.

They would reroute runners up Comm(onwealth) Ave, instead of having them turn onto Hereford St., Probably finish near Boston Common.

Looks like it was a building off of Boylston near the finish.
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Re: Boston Marathon Discussion Thread

Post  Nick Morris on Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:45 pm

Martin VW wrote:
healdgator wrote:Not familiar with Boston at all, were these explosions literally at the finish line?

I wonder how/where they are routing the runners still on the course?

Stands are intact, so it seems it was a bit further up Boylston. Reports are that it was in a spectator area, not in a place where runners were hurt.

They would reroute runners up Comm(onwealth) Ave, instead of having them turn onto Hereford St., Probably finish near Boston Common.

Opposite of the stands...
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Re: Boston Marathon Discussion Thread

Post  Martin VW on Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:48 pm

ounce wrote:Between Dartmouth and Exeter on Boylston.

Streets are alphabetical, you turn up Hereford, then comes Gloucester, Fairfield, Exeter. Finish is at Dartmouth.
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Re: Boston Marathon Discussion Thread

Post  Nick Morris on Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:48 pm

Live stream on ABC...

http://abcnews.go.com/Live/

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Re: Boston Marathon Discussion Thread

Post  Martin VW on Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:49 pm

Nick Morris wrote:
Martin VW wrote:
healdgator wrote:Not familiar with Boston at all, were these explosions literally at the finish line?

I wonder how/where they are routing the runners still on the course?

Stands are intact, so it seems it was a bit further up Boylston. Reports are that it was in a spectator area, not in a place where runners were hurt.

They would reroute runners up Comm(onwealth) Ave, instead of having them turn onto Hereford St., Probably finish near Boston Common.

Opposite of the stands...

Yes, stands are on Right hand side.

I'd estimate 12,000 runners got rerouted, based on the clock time when the bomb went off. Pretty much the entire 2nd and 3rd waves.
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Re: Boston Marathon Discussion Thread

Post  healdgator on Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:50 pm

http://www.cbsnews.com/2718-201_162-1950/cbs-news-live-video/

Video of the two explosions. Interesting that it is on the opposite side from the stands. Maybe that points to an accident/"good fortune"?
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Re: Boston Marathon Discussion Thread

Post  Nick Morris on Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:51 pm

Sounds like the Marathon Sports store (either in or outside) on the left hand side of the street as you are running towards the finish line.
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Re: Boston Marathon Discussion Thread

Post  ounce on Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:51 pm

It occurred about 30 feet from the finish line in front of a business on Boylston called "The Forum" http://forumboston.com/
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Re: Boston Marathon Discussion Thread

Post  Dave-O on Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:51 pm

This is surreal. Praying for everyone, especially all V-Teamers, 365ers, etc in Boston right now.
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Re: Boston Marathon Discussion Thread

Post  Nick Morris on Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:52 pm

Two casualties as of now...
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Re: Boston Marathon Discussion Thread

Post  Martin VW on Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:54 pm

healdgator wrote:http://www.cbsnews.com/2718-201_162-1950/cbs-news-live-video/

Video of the two explosions. Interesting that it is on the opposite side from the stands. Maybe that points to an accident/"good fortune"?



It COULD be a gas explosion. Let's hope, as that would mean they weren't targeting the event.
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Re: Boston Marathon Discussion Thread

Post  Nick Morris on Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:54 pm

I so hope that everyone is ok...We had a group of 365s finishing around that time...ugh...
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