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Brea Resident Elizabeth Anderson passes Boston Marathon finish line before tragedy hits

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Elizabeth Anderson,32. of Brea ran in the Boston marathon in 3 hours and 41 minutes. She is shown crossing the finish line (courtesy Boston marathon)

      Two residents of Brea ran the Boston Marathon. Elizabeth Anderson, 32, ran the marathon in 3 hours and 41 minutes. The runner said she was in the family reunion area when the bomb exploded. She said it sounded like a cannon was going off and everybody said what was that? Nobody seemed to know. She and her husband went out to lunch. “NO ONE knew what had happened at that point, just lots of therories/assumptions. We found out that the sounds we heard were explosions when the restaurant manager approached our table during lunch. The other problem was that due to the number of people trying to make calls, we could not get cell phone service so were unable notify our loved ones that we were safe until we got out of the city.” Elizabeth said.

        Elizabeth was thrilled she got to finish the race and felt terrible for the one’s who were unable to. She said “Running the marathon was a dream for many.” Reno Backer of Brea also participated in the marathon, but I have not heard from her as yet.
        Any local news give me jingle (714)529-8561 or e-mail suzgaede@aol.com.
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