"I don't know what this building is ... it just blew. Just a big bomb, a loud boom, and then glass everywhere," She said. "Something hit my head. I don't know what it was. I just ducked."
Almost 27,000 runners from 96 countries competed in the marathon, a signature event for Boston and the world running community. The elite runners, including the winners in both the men's and women's divisions, had finished the race two to three hours before the explosions.
Details for this story were provided by The Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, Mass., and witnesses.