By the time two bomb blasts caused panic and put officials on high alert in Boston during its annual marathon Monday, all runners from Greenville were safely out of the area.
Reports recounted horrific stories of shattered glass, smoke, panicked people running away from the scene and even severed limbs. Two people were killed, and more than 130 were injured.
Of the 27,000 runners who participated in the 26.2-mile race, five from Greenville were registered to run. All the local runners finished prior to the explosions about 3 p.m., according to Boston Marathon’s website.
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