Louisville man who ran Boston Marathon reacts to suspect capture

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by Karma Dickerson

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 19, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Updated Friday, Apr 19 at 11:43 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- After a day glued to news coverage of the manhunt for the teenager believed to have detonated a bomb at the Boston Marathon, Jordan Tinnell had to take a break.  But he returned home from dinner to find the ordeal that hit so close to home appears to be over.

It's hard for him to believe that it was less than five days ago when his pride after running a personal best in one of the world's most elite marathons changed to horror when he learned the finish line he'd crossed just a short time before had turned into carnage and the spectators that stood where his fiancée and friend had been moments earlier turned into victims.

After narrowly escaping the physical trauma, if not the emotional, Jordan like so many in America is left asking why. An answer he feared he might not get when he awoke Friday morning to find one suspect dead. He's hopeful now that he knows law enforcement has taken the other alive.

Regardless of where things go from here, Jordan believes path to healing goes through another finish line.  He says he plans to continue to run the Boston Marathon for as long as he can continue to qualify.

 

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