Central Texas runners return home from Boston

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by FOTI KALLERGIS / KVUE News and Photojournalist KENNETH NULL

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Posted on April 16, 2013 at 8:20 AM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 16 at 11:16 AM

AUSTIN -- A number of Austin runners who were blocks away from the Boston Marathon explosions have returned home.

Craig Potts of Cedar Park was injured in the blasts. He told KVUE he was at the finish line when the first bomb went off. He was hit in the shoulder by debris, but he is okay. He was one of the runners expected to return home Tuesday.

More than 200 Austin runners were registered for the Boston Marathon. Many of them were with running groups. When KVUE spoke to some of the captains, they were anxious to hear from their teammates.

Alicia Sankar with Gilbert's Gazelles survived the attack, which was a second close call for her.

"I watched one of the planes go into the tower, and a lot of that comes back at you when a tragedy of this magnitude happens," Sankar said.

A flight from Boston will arrived in Austin around 11 a.m. Cell phone signals have been limited, so tearful reunions at the airport were expected.

Stay with KVUE-TV and KVUE.com for continuing coverage of this event. We'll also have the latest on our free KVUE News mobile apps for smartphones and iPads.

 

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