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In The Moment ... April 13, 2018 Show 315 Hour 1

Five years ago this weekend, an ice storm devastated eastern South Dakota, and our next guest had qualified for the Boston Marathon. She left the ice-coated crippled trees looming over her house and headed east for the chance to stand at the starting line with elite runners from across the globe.

It was April 15, 2013, and 18 minutes after receiving her medal, bombs exploded near the finish line.

32 South Dakota Runners in Boston

Apr 15, 2013

Two bombs exploded at the finish line of at the Boston Marathon.   More than 60 injuries, and two deaths are reported so far–police officials say the explosions occurred about four hours into the marathon.    

Over 20-thousand people compete in the Boston Marathon each year.  A website associated with the event shows 32 runners from South Dakota ran this year.

Rapid City resident David Mallams says he had completed the race an hour before the explosions occurred.