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.
"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.
"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."
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.
Bowling Green's Grant Cline spoke to Joe Corcoran about his experiences at the Boston Marathon Monday.
Grant Cline of Bowling Green says Monday's race was his first, and will be his last, Boston Marathon.
Cline had completed the race less than half an hour before two explosions rocked the finish line area as he was looking for his wife at the family waiting area. Cline, a Fed Ex driver, spoke to WKU Public Radio hours after the explosions.
"Twenty-five minutes after I finished, all of this starts to go down. You've got families that have been affected forever, two or three that have lost their lives. It's been an incredible day," Cline said.
Cline said after he found his wife Wendy unharmed their thoughts turned to those who had been killed and injured. He called the blasts an "evil thing."