Iowa Runner Describes Life After The Bombings

By: Brittany Gunter
By: Brittany Gunter

Kim Moore is an avid runner from Treynor, Iowa. Monday was her third time running the Boston Marathon. She looked forward to adding a third medal to her collection, but this time things would take a dramatic turn.

Just 15 minutes after Moore finished the race and was heading back to the finish line two bombs went off. “It just became total chaos, people running to go help people, people running away from it and you just kind of got shoved all over.”

What was supposed to be a joyful day, became the scariest moment of her life. “It's just unreal. It doesn't seem real yet. It’s just so emotional and so sad that this had to happen at such a great event that you’re usually celebrating and high-fiving afterward, and it’s just a somber scene, the complete opposite of what it should be. It's just awful."

Moore and her friends were not hurt and finally met back at their hotel. Since then their eyes have been glued to the TV, still in disbelief. “I keep watching the news, I can't help but to keep watching it and hope that they find someone and have more clues."

The three people that were killed were spectators. “It's just so sad that it happened to all those people supporting us."

Now as Moore returns home, she’s still coming to grips with everything that has happened. As for whether she will run another Boston Marathon Moore said, “My first thought was gosh, I don't know if I can come back, but then I thought I don't want someone or something to stop us from having this event again."


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