Winston-Salem runner remembers Boston bombing

Posted on: 5:56 pm, April 20, 2013, by

WINSOTN-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem runner Angi Linville said witnessing the Boston bombings was surreal, but watching the manhunt unfold on TV has brought back uneasy emotions.

Linville is part of the Twin City Track Club in Winston-Salem and said the opportunity to participate in the Boston Marathon has been on her bucket list.

She said the first bomb explosion went off while she was at mile marker 26.1, just feet from the finish line.

Linville said she didn’t hear of any runners being injured at the time, so she never felt like she was in personal danger.

She said she supports the reaction of the family and is still in disbelief that someone would plan such a terrible attack.

Linville said she would run the race again to support Boston.

“I’d like to be able to do it again, I’d like to be able to cross the finish line,” she said.