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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Jennifer Herring
A total of 23,336 runners started the Boston Marathon, with 17,580 finishing. The Associated Press analyzed images and data over the past several days to pinpoint some of the runners who were in the finish line area when the bombs went off. These are some of their stories.
"It was so loud that the dog was shaking and we didn't know what it was," she said in an email shared with the AP. "We were all petting the dog to calm him down not knowing what was going on."