Tucson runner speaks up about her experiences in Boston - Tucson News Now

Tucson runner speaks up about her experiences in Boston

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Here in Southern Arizona many local runners are returning from the Boston Marathon. 

Tucson News Now spoke with one local runner who just returned, flying in to Tucson International Airport late last night.

It was the third time Mary Ley has run in the Boston Marathon, which she describes as one of the greatest events out there.

After she crossed the finish line she joined her family at the Lennox Hotel, which was right across the street from where the bombs went off. 

Ley was celebrating and taking pictures with her family as they waited for her sister to finish the race, when they heard a loud boom.

"My kids started panicking. We just told them a speaker went out.  That it blew up outside.  My niece's boyfriend went outside and that was when the second bomb went off, he came back and said there is blood everywhere and everybody is running and we knew something was really wrong," said Ley.  

Ley's sister was able to borrow someone's cell phone to tell them she was ok.  Ley told Tucson News Now that she is already qualified for the Boston Marathon next year and that she wants to return.

She hopes that everyone that still wants to run in the marathon is able to return.

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