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Local runner 100 yards from Boston Marathon blasts

Three South Lake Tahoe residents are unharmed after witnessing the explosions at the Boston Marathon on Monday.

Les Wright, organizer of the Lake Tahoe Marathon, and his wife were standing yards from the finish line waiting for their friend Kristin Blocher to complete the marathon when the two bombs went off.

“We felt the concussions, saw the smoke. It rocks your body. The first thing I thought was, ‘What are they doing shooting off cannons?,” Wright said Monday.

The explosions killed three people — including an 8-year-old boy — and injured more than 170, according to the Associated Press. A senior …

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The Record Courier Updated Apr 18, 2013 03:30PM Published Apr 18, 2013 05:41PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.