Medical responders run an injured man, later identified as 27-year-old Jeff Bauman Jr., past the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion in Boston on Monday. Bauman ended up having both legs amputated due to the injuries he sustained.
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As Boston Marathon runners walk by, SWAT team members stand guard near the finish line. Two explosions shattered the euphoria of the annual race that drew half a million spectators on Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry off the injured while the stragglers were routed away from the smoking site of the blasts.
Two explosions injured more than 130 and killed at least three people near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday. A senior U.S. intelligence official said two other bombs were found near the end of the 26.2-mile course in what appeared to be a coordinated attack.
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Bill Iffrig, 78, of Lake Stevens, Wash., was running his third Boston Marathon and was near the finish line when he was knocked down by one of two bomb blasts. He told the Herald of Everett that he heard a noise Monday and found himself on the ground. “It was only 5 feet away from me,” he said. “It was really loud.” He said he ended up with a scrape on his knee, adding that a race official helped him up.
A bystander with his clothing torn from his body walks near the site of the Boston Marathon after two explosions rocked the event.