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Briarcliff Runners Recall Boston Marathon Explosions

Briarcliff runner Benedicte Uguen, seen here at a prep race in Connecticut, finished the Boston Marathon about 45 minutes before two explosions ended the race.
Briarcliff runner Benedicte Uguen, seen here at a prep race in Connecticut, finished the Boston Marathon about 45 minutes before two explosions ended the race. Photo Credit: Benedicte Uguen

BRIARCLIFF, N.Y. - Briarcliff runners Lisa Goodkin and Benedicte Uguen completed the Boston Marathon before two explosions halted the race Monday.

"I was done (in a time of 3:40.14) and back at my hotel when I got a call from my brother in Houston, that's how I learned about (the explosions)," Goodkin said from her home in Briarcliff Tuesday. "For this to happen in Boston, where the people were so warm and welcoming and supportive is especially sad and heartbreaking."

Uguen finished in a time of 3:18.52, seven minutes better than her previous personal record. Uguen said she returned home after finishing.

"I was just leaving the city when my friend called me frantic asking me if I was ok," Uguen said. "I thought it was because I just ran but then he explained to me what happened. Just very scary and sad. The crowd was unbelievable and of course no one deserves such horror. Very sad day."

Three people were killed and more than 150 injured when two bombs exploded near the end of the 107th Boston Marathon four hours into the race.

Another Briarcliff runner, Amelia Wagner, had not finished the race when it was halted at the 4:10.44 mark.

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