Lebanon Reporter

April 15, 2013

Local athletes among Boston Marathon runners

Four of six local runners now accounted for

Staff report
The Lebanon Reporter

— UPDATE: Four of the six Boone County runners in the Boston Marathon have been confirmed safe. We are continuing to attempt to verify the safety of the two remaining runners - one from Lebanon and one from Zionsville.

One of the safe local runners spoke with Greta Sanderson, Publisher of The Lebanon Reporter and Zionsville Times Sentinel. He was a block away from the finish line at the time of the blasts.

According to a database provided on the Boston Athletic Association's web site, one woman from Lebanon and five people from Zionsville started the annual marathon. A sixth Zionsville man had been registered, but scratched because of an injury.

More than 100 people have been injured and at least two have died in at least two explosions at the marathon's finish line. The explosions occurrred about 3 p.m. local time.

All five runners from Zionsville had completed the race according to the Boston Athletic Association's tracking web site.

The Lebanon woman had a completion time for the first half, but no finish time has been posted for her.

Watch the Lebanon Reporter for more information as it becomes available.