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Columbus Runners Sit Tight in Hotels After Boston Marathon Explosions

Updated: Monday, April 15 2013, 11:19 PM EDT
BOSTON -- Runners hope to fly out of Boston Tuesday eager to return home after the deadly explosions at the marathon finish line.

Amy Golian from Columbus says she was among the runners stopped on the race course by police after the two blasts Monday.

At the time, Golian says she didn't know if her husband and 13 year old daughter were okay.

They were waiting at the end of the course to cheer her on.

"Lots of things go through your mind and we still hadn't found our family," said Golian.

She's grateful a spectator let her borrow a cell phone so she could reach out to her family who were okay.

But it still took them two hours to reunite.

Another runner from Columbus had finished the race when the bombs went off.

"In 2010 I stood exactly where that bomb went off (Monday) watching a friend of mine finish the Boston marathon now you just think that could've been me," said Kristen Huener-Henney.

Henney says finishing the race is the last thing on her mind.

"The fact that I ran 26.2 miles honestly doesn't matter to me right now I'm totally sick to my stomach," said Huener-Henney.

Golian says it may not stop her from competing again, but is rethinking whether her family will wait at a finish line again.

Both women are expected to return home to Columbus Tuesday.

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Reporter: Tara Morgan


Columbus Runners Sit Tight in Hotels After Boston Marathon Explosions


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