Cort Basham http://wkyufm.org en Bowling Green Runner Expects 'Immensely Emotional' Return to Boston http://wkyufm.org/post/bowling-green-runner-expects-immensely-emotional-return-boston <p>A year ago Tuesday, Cort Basham had just finished his third Boston Marathon and was looking for a place to eat with his mother, who was also on the trip, when he heard an explosion.<br /><br />“My mind immediately went to the worst, but even someone standing next to us said ‘that sounds like dynamite on a job site’.&nbsp; But it was within seconds that the second one happened,” Basham told WKU Public Radio’s Kevin Willis just days after last year’s race.&nbsp;<br /><br />“Just seconds later, people start pouring around the corner from Boylston – again we were one block from Boylston. Then you knew, even though we didn’t have line-of-sight, that something terrible was happening and we just tried to move away as quickly as we could,” said Basham.<br /><br />Three spectators died as a result of the bombings; hundreds were injured.<br /><br />Basham and his mother were uninjured.&nbsp; As he prepares to return to Boston, we caught up with Basham, a WKU instructor,&nbsp; to ask him about his training for this year’s race and inquire about what he expects the atmosphere to be like for the marathon.<br /> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:04:00 +0000 Emil Moffatt 46520 at http://wkyufm.org Bowling Green Runner Expects 'Immensely Emotional' Return to Boston WKU's Basham Was One Block Away When First Bomb Went Off in Boston http://wkyufm.org/post/wkus-basham-was-one-block-away-when-first-bomb-went-boston <p></p><p></p><p>For Bowling Green resident Cort Basham, the ongoing investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings isn't just a news story. Basham ran Monday's marathon and was with his mother just a block when the first explosion went off.</p><p>"You've just run three hours, so you're out of fuel. I was on my phone looking for restaurants nearby when the first explosion hit," Basham told WKU Public Radio Wednesday.</p><p>"My mind immediately went to the worst, and somebody next to us said 'that sounds like dynamite at a job site.' And within a few seconds, the second one went off, and at that point we knew."</p><p>Basham says he didn't have a view of the explosions, but that others around him did, and that many people started to flee the scene. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 19:01:15 +0000 Kevin Willis 29591 at http://wkyufm.org WKU's Basham Was One Block Away When First Bomb Went Off in Boston