Two local runners headed back to Boston

ST. LOUIS - Two runners from St. Louis marked the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings with gratitude. One of them was running the marathon, the other one was at the finish line when the bombs went off.

"I was having one of my best races," said Mary Ruth Casey. "He called me at mile 24 and he said, the race is over."

Mary Ruth only saw cheering and happy people two miles from the finish line. Her husband Tony saw the opposite.

"I saw people screaming and running. I saw an individual with their limb missing I saw people holding people's arms and legs trying to stop the bleeding. I was about 15 yards from where the bomb went off so it's by the grace of God I walked away," he said.

The memories are still raw one year later. Tony was so excited that day to watch his wife cross the finish line. Just before he heard the bombs go off, "the last thing I saw was a family pushing a wheelchair to the finish line."

The crowed covered him from the chaos.

"They absolutely saved me because they took the blast," he said.

A year later the Caseys are going back to Boston. This time their memories will be the courageous company they'll keep, the test of human spirit they'll see, and the day full of gratitude they'll feel.


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