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Notable Runners in the Boston Marathon React to Bombing

The Boston Marathon is an iconic, global event — and, not surprisingly, there were more than a few well-known people running in it this year when an apparent terror attack left a still unknown number of people injured and dead.

Among the public personalities in the field were Olympic athletes, a tech mogul and an NPR radio host. Thankfully, all seem to have survived the incident unhurt. Below are their Twitter feeds, describing their experiences in the race and their thoughts in the wake of the tragic attack.

Dennis Crowley, Foursquare Co-founder

Joan Benoit Samuelson, 1984 Olympic marathon gold medalist and 1979 winner of Boston Marathon

Summer Sanders, 1992 Olympic gold-medal swimmer

Shalane Flanagan, 2012 Olympic marathoner

Joey McIntyre, singer-songwriter best known as a member of New Kids on the Block

Peter Sagal, host of the National Public Radio game show “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!”

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