Running company confirms well-being of Mid-South runners - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Running company confirms well-being of Mid-South runners

(WMC-TV) - A Boston Marathon map hangs in the window of Breakaway Running in Midtown.  Staff was on the phone with local runners soon after news from Boston broke.

Two explosions went off one after another killing at least two people and hurting dozens more.

"We've been on the phone with those we've been able to reach," said Barry Roberson of Breakaway Running

Kelly Henson was one of the people with whom he spoke.

"I'm okay," she said. "It was a good day for a lot of people and this is just terrible."

Henson told Action News 5's Jason Miles she was back in her hotel room by the time two explosions rocked the finish line area.

She also heard from friends who had yet to complete the race.

"They were a couple of blocks away and said they could feel the explosion, and then obviously people were moved and diverted," said Henson.

She and the folks back at Breakaway are glad others from the Mid-South, so far, appear to be safe.

Roberson called it an emotional time.

"Anytime you hear about terrible events like this against innocent people, it makes you upset."

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