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I had emailed Shelley as soon as I saw the news bulletin, and she responded almost instantly:

We are fine. Jerry was two blocks from the finish line when the explosions occurred. He had to walk two miles to get to a point where my SIL and I could pick him up. This may have been his last marathon- helluva way to end a career.

I can't bear to think of what a close call he had!

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